Master of Health Professional Education
NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the postgraduate handbook change register for details.
Course code: 3860 ~ Course abbreviation: MHPE ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 3 semesters full-time, 6 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
This course, offered by the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, is designed for health professional educators wishing to study contemporary, evidence-based educational practices and to undertake high-quality educational research.
The course will support excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate course development in the health professions by developing educators who can implement curricular frameworks that are based on sound educational theory and research; model and promote internationally recognised contemporary and innovative educational practices; improve the learning experience of students in clinical environments by increasing the pool of teachers with advanced level skills; increase scholarship in health professional education that encourages high quality research pursuits; strengthen the teaching-research nexus in health professional education; foster development of career pathways for clinicians wanting to focus on education; prepare future educational leaders and policy makers in the health arena; promote a professional approach to the development and delivery of educational practice.
The course can be completed in one of three ways, by completing core units and a further:
i.) 48 credit points of coursework units
ii.) 24 credit points of coursework units and a 24 credit-point thesis
iii.) 12 credit points of coursework units and a 36 credit-point thesis.
Minor thesis option
Both theses must involve research into an aspect of educational practice that is of interest to the course participant. The work should be original, 15,000 – 20,000 words in length (24 credit point thesis) or 25,000 – 30,000 words (36 credit point thesis) and meet the standards required for publication
Students will be appointed a supervisor.
Assessment includes analytical essays, oral presentations, practical tests and completion of a teaching portfolio.
Dr Geoff White