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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertHlthProfEd
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Course Administrator: telephone +61 3 9501 5538; email or visit

Course coordinator

Ms Debra Kiegaldie


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Students are required to attend a number of compulsory on-campus study days.


This course is designed to meet the unique requirements of teachers working in health professional contexts. It 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. The course enables participants to develop their teaching and supervision skills in both clinical and non-clinical environments, course development techniques and expand their working knowledge of educational theory to underpin future practice. Participants will be expected to explore and evaluate educational methods as well as teaching and assessment practices and principles. They will also be introduced to the principles of evidence-based educational practice.


On completion of the course graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate effective teaching practices and the ability to reflect critically on the teaching performance of self and others
  • apply their understanding of theoretical perspectives on learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation to educational programs
  • design and apply assessment strategies for students in a range of educational contexts
  • identify the ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers in diverse educational settings
  • source the best evidence available appropriate to the design and delivery of educational interventions
  • use a range of teaching resources and communication technologies
  • compare and contrast different educational approaches used by various health professions and consider their relevance to their own professional practice.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


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


The course consists of four core units and one elective unit.


Core units

  • MEU9001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • MEU9002 Clinical teaching
  • MEU9003 Assessment in health professional education
  • MEU9004 Course planning in health professional education

Elective units

Select one of:

  • MEU9005 Introduction to leadership and change management in health professional education
  • MEU9006 Program evaluation in health professional education
  • MEU9007 Supervision in health professional education
  • MEU9008 Designing for e-learning in health professional education
  • MEU9009 Advanced clinical assessment for postgraduate training
  • MEU9010 Independent study in health professional education


Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education