courses

3860

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and 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.

Course code3860
Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleMHPE
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

This course must be completed in a minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 5 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationMulti-modal (Notting Hill)

Students are required to attend a number of compulsory on-campus/on-site study days.

Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3860
Contact details

HealthPEER: telephone +61 3 9905 0090; email healthpeer.courses@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/education/healthpeer/

Course coordinator

Professor Debra Nestel

Notes

  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course is designed to meet the requirements of teachers and/or clinicians working in higher education and/or clinical contexts, The course is aimed at individuals from any healthcare profession including medicine, nursing, psychology, paramedic studies, pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy and speech pathology. 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.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

The course aims to enable participants to:

  • design and implement curriculum frameworks that are based on sound educational theory and research
  • address the learning needs of health professions' students in diverse learning environments
  • critique research and synthesise findings
  • undertake independent and ethical research relevant to their own workplace and educational environments
  • disseminate health professions educational principles, innovation and research to a range of audiences
  • lead educational development in their own practice context.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have successfully completed course 3413 Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education, 3973 Graduate Certificate of Clinical Simulation or an approved equivalent are granted 24 points of credit.

Maximum credit allowed

36 credit points

Assessment

Coursework assessment includes analytical essays, oral presentations and completion of a teaching portfolio. The thesis pathways include at least one coursework unit and thesis completion.

Structure

Students complete this course by studying either coursework units only, or coursework units and a 36 point minor thesis. Requirements vary depending on the student's basis of admission:

(1.) Option A - For students entering directly into the course

(2.) Option B - For students who have completed one of:

  • 3413 Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education
  • 3973 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation, or
  • an approved alternative.

Requirements

Option A

All students complete 72 points as follows:

(1.) 24 points from the following:

  • MEU9001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • MEU9002 Clinical teaching
  • MEU9003 Assessment in health professional education
  • MEU9004 Course design and evaluation
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • MEU9014 Applied simulation

(2.) the following 48 points in either the coursework-only or coursework and minor thesis pathway:

(a.) Coursework only:

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9013 Independent project in health professional education
  • MEU9015 Contemporary research and innovations in health professional education

12 points from an approved list of elective units (see below)

(b.) Coursework and minor thesis:

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions*
  • 36 point minor thesis

* Eligible students undertake research into an aspect of educational practice that is of interest to the student. The work should be original and the thesis must be 25,000 - 30,000 words in length and meet the standards required for publication.

In order to be eligible for the coursework and minor thesis option, students must achieve a minimum grade of 70 per cent in MUE9011, and have their research proposal accepted by a panel. Students who do not meet these requirements, will only be permitted to complete the course in the coursework-only option.

Option B

Students who have received credit for one of the graduate certificates listed under 'Structure' complete the 48 points detailed in (2.) above in either the coursework-only or coursework and minor thesis pathway.

Approved elective units

  • APG5393 Ethics
  • APG5733 Health care ethics
  • DPH6004 Health leadership and management
  • ECX9720 Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • EDF6447 Instructional design: Harnessing educational technologies for learning
  • EDF6701 Globalisation and education
  • EDF6702 Internationalising the curriculum
  • EDF6802 Adult education and training: Theories and pedagogies
  • EDF6821 Power, authority and decision-making
  • EDF6822 Leadership and organisation
  • EDF6823 Management and change
  • EDF6828 Resource management
  • HED5062 Contemporary learning environments
  • HED5071 Strategy and leadership in research
  • HED5092 Developing higher education innovations
  • MCM9017 Medical ethics
  • MGX5670 Leadership
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9720 Managing organisational change
  • MPH5266 Clinical leadership and management
  • MPH5269 Foundations of health policy
  • NUR5202 Nursing informatics
  • SWM5250 Clinical supervision: Becoming a professional developer
  • other units with the course coordinator's approval

Areas of study

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the thesis option for this course and achieve a minimum of a distinction average (70 per cent) may apply to qualify for admission into higher degrees by research. More information is available from the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 3413 Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education
  • 3973 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation
  • 3992 Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education.

Award(s)

Master of Health Professional Education