Australian Catholic University

Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The ACU Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education supports educators of health professionals to develop advanced knowledge and skill required to promote change through innovative, engaging and evidence-based education. By building on the foundational knowledge and skill developed through the Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education, this course aims to prepare students with advanced understanding of complex concepts related to learning and teaching of health professions. The course provides students with an understanding of research and ethics in health professional education, and the role these essential elements play in leading practice improvement and through reflective practice, critical inquiry, scholarship and research. Furthermore, the course will provide students with advanced understanding of contemporary teaching practices relevant to health professional education today.This course is designed for educators of health professions seeking a pathway to scholarship and leadership in health professional education.On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education, graduates should be able to:outline evidence-based knowledge and skills required to inform learning and teaching practiceapply advanced knowledge and skills to implement and evaluate quality learning and teaching plans within complex and diverse contemporary health care settingsanalyse contemporary challenges in healthcare education to inform quality learning and teaching plans.

Structure

  • 80 credit points. Students must have:have completed either a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent
  • OR have completed the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education or Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education
  • AND have completed at least one year of clinical or work experience prior to admission. This will require a letter from their employer confirming their employment.

Subjects

  • Clinical education

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education, an application must:have completed either a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent
  • OR have completed the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education or Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education
  • AND have completed at least one year of clinical or work experience prior to admission.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to apply for enrolment in the Master of Health Professional Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Graduates may seek employment or opportunities for career progression in government or private health care and education facilities in education, healthcare simulation education and health education promotion.

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