HPE5015 - Leadership and innovations in health professional education - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Health Professions Education and Education Research (HealthPEER)


Prof. Margaret Hay

Unit guides



  • First semester (extended) 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit has been created in collaboration with Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education and is designed to introduce a range of current issues in leadership, innovations and sustainability in health.

It is specifically intended to provide students with innovative ways to tackle global health care and health education challenges, drawing from local and international expertise and research.

Students will complete the unit over five days and build on previous skills and knowledge introduced within the Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education.The unit will build upon previous work introduced within the Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education.

Themes will include:

  • Health care system design and funding,
  • Health workforce planning and development
  • Challenges to current health care delivery in Australasia and internationally
  • Innovations in health care system and education planning.

Each of these will be supported by readings and activities within the students' own environments where possible.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify local and global issues which affect the sustainability of healthcare delivery and education
  2. Examine a range of different healthcare and health education models of delivery
  3. Apply design thinking processes to develop innovative ways to meet the healthcare needs of the community
  4. Articulate the rationale for researching these key areas of intensive research.
  5. Apply an in-depth understanding of at least one relevant area of the current literature to educational practice.
  6. Communicate a coherent summary of issues in a particular topical domain within the health professional education literature.
  7. Synthesise the implications of empirical and theoretical literature underpinning health professional education practice.
  8. Critique a range of perspectives within a particular topical domain within health professional education literature.
  9. Apply theoretical and empirical literature to the development of educational innovations within their own health professional education context.


  • Analytical essay (40%) (Hurdle)
  • Presentation plus documentation (1 topic in-depth, emphasis on application to practice) (40%) (Hurdle)
  • Teaching portfolio (including collection of at least one exercise pertaining to each masterclass) (20%)

Workload requirements

Up to six days teacher directed learning (master classes) or equivalent online interactions and up to 20 hours/week self-directed learning.

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Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

It is expected students attend all on-campus master classes.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study