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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 titleMHPE
CRICOS code069227M
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Course administrator: telephone +61 3 9501 5538; email courses.cmhse@med.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cmhse/courses/

Course coordinator

Dr Geoff White

Notes

  • Students are required to attend compulsory on-campus study days.

Description

This course is designed to meet the unique requirements of teachers working in university and health professional contexts, The course is aimed at a broad cross-section of health professions including medicine, nursing, psychology, paramedic studies, pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy and speech sciences, The course enables participants to develop the theoretical basis of their educational practices in a highly focused and applied manner leading to personally and professionally relevant outcomes.

Objectives

The course is designed to:

  • support excellence in course development for the health professions by developing educators who can design and implement curriculum frameworks that are based on sound educational theory and research
  • improve the learning experience of students in a variety of learning environments by increasing the pool of teachers with advanced level skills
  • strengthen the teaching-research nexus in health professional education
  • foster the development of career pathways in education
  • prepare future educational leaders and policy makers in the health arena.

Credit for prior studies

Eligible students are granted 24 points of credit for their completed studies in the course 3413 Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education or an approved equivalent.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Assessment

Assessment includes analytical essays, oral presentations, practical tests and completion of a teaching portfolio.

Structure

This course is offered via coursework and thesis, or by coursework only. The coursework component comprises core and elective units. As a result of credit granted for prior studies, students complete 48 points as outlined in one of the following options:

  • 48 credit points of coursework units
  • 24 credit points of coursework and a 24 credit point minor thesis
  • 12 credit points of coursework and a 36 credit point minor thesis.

Coursework units can be selected as outlined in options A,B,C or D below.

Requirements

Coursework options

Option A

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • MEU9013 Independent project in health professional education
  • four three-credit-point elective units chosen from course 3413 Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education

Option B

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • MEU9013 Independent project in health professional education
  • either one 12-credit-point unit or two six-credit-point units selected from a range of appropriate units offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty of Education or the Faculty of Business and Economics

Option C

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9013 Independent project in health professional education
  • plus four three-credit-point elective units chosen from the Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education
  • either one 12 credit point unit or two 6 credit point units selected from a range of appropriate units offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty of Education or the Faculty of Business and Economics

Option D

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • plus four three-credit-point elective units chosen form the Graduate Certifiate in Health Professional Education
  • plus either one 12-credit-point unit or two six-credit-point units selected from a range of appropriate units offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Faculty of Education of the Faculty of Business and Economics

Minor thesis option

Students completing either thesis option must undertake research into an aspect of educational practice that is of interest to the student. The work should be original, and of 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.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course and achieve a distinction (70 per cent) average may qualify for admission into higher degrees by research (HDR) including the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy, among others.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course with a Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education or Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education providing all requirements of that award have been met.

Award(s)

Master of Health Professional Education