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Monash University

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the postgraduate handbook change register for details.

Course code: 3413 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertHlthProfEd ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 2 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

This course is designed to meet the unique requirements of teachers working in health professional contexts. The course is aimed at a broad cross-section of the health professions including medicine, nursing, psychology, paramedic studies, pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy and speech sciences. It enables participants to develop their teaching and supervision skills, course development techniques and expand their working knowledge of educational theory to underpin future practice. Participants will be expected to explore and evaluate new educational methods as well as teaching and assessment practices and principles. They will also be introduced to the principles of evidence-based educational practice and program evaluation.

Course objectives

On completion of the course graduates should be able to: demonstrate effective teaching practices and the ability to reflect critically on teaching performance of self and others; apply knowledge with respect to the theoretical underpinning of learning, teaching and assessment and evaluation of educational programs; design and apply assessment strategies for students in a range of health professional contexts, identify the ethical and legal responsibilities of teaching in diverse health settings; demonstrate positive attitudes and skills in relation to learning, teaching and assessment; describe ways in which best evidence can be used in design and delivery of educational interventions, use a range of teaching resources and communication technologies, compare and contrast different educational approaches of various health professions and consider their relevance to individual professional practice.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete the following core units:

  • MEU0001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • MEU0002 Developing clinical teaching and supervision
  • MEU0003 Assessment and evaluation in health professional education
  • MEU0004 Best evidence in health professional education (on-campus and off-campus)


Assessment includes written assignments, teaching practicals/plans and preparation of a structured teaching portfolio.

Contact details

Ms Caroline Bopp, course administrator: telephone +61 3 9905 8271; email or visit

Course coordinator

Ms Debra Kiegaldie