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CB79 - Master of Health Professional Education

The Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Professional Education are multidisciplinary programs aimed at providing educational pathways to health care professionals involved in teaching and learning in health care settings. The program aims to enable students to develop a sound working knowledge of adult learning principles in the context of contemporary health professional education, clinical reasoning and decision-making, evidence based and good practice in learning and teaching. The program also aims to allow students to cultivate educational leadership in a manner conducive to fostering scholarship, research and innovation in health professional education.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Professional Education afford health professionals the opportunity to develop their clinical teaching skills and gain a formal qualification in teaching.   The student can then be regarded as having expertise in the area of health professional education. This allows them to be employed in leadership positions within clinical education in their health discipline.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time  
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
International - External
Courses/Units of Credit 10 courses/96 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

please refer to the more details section for entry requirements.

Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School There are compulsory combined residential schools for the courses in this program. Please check under the residential schools section for further information.
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MHlthProfEd 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The Master of Health Professional Education provides a multidisciplinary program of study to health care professionals involved in teaching and learning in health service settings. The design of this program is characterised by a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning and decision-making, and ensuring its effective learning. The program enables health care professionals to develop a sound working knowledge of adult learning principles in the context of contemporary clinical education. Graduates will gain an appreciation for good practice in learning and teaching, and will be equipped to cultivate educational leadership in a manner conducive to fostering scholarship, research and innovation in clinical education. The Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education is available as exit award from this program.

Program Structure

To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 96 units of credit as outlined in the course details.

Courses Offered

Year 1
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
NHPE20001 The Role and Practice of the Health Professionals
NHPE20002 Foundations of Health Professional Education
NHPE20003 Clinicians as Reflective Practitioners
Term 2
NHPE20004 Innovations in Health Professional Education
NHPE20005 Contexts of Health Professional Education
NHPE20006 Health Professional and Education Project
Year 2
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
HLTH21002 Research Methods for Health Professionals
NHPE20007 Educational Leadership for Health Professionals
NHPE20008 Perspectives on Educational Research
Term 2
NHPE20009 Research Project (Health Education)

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