courses

3860

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 2013 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

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleMHPE
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationMulti-modal (Notting Hill)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3860
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Margaret Hay

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students are required to attend a number of compulsory on-campus/on-site 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 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

The course is designed to:

  • design and implement curriculum frameworks that are based upon sound educational theory and research
  • address the learning needs of health professional students in diverse learning environments.
  • critique research and synthesise findings
  • undertake independent and ethical research relevant to their own teaching 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 (MEU9011) and thesis completion.

Structure

This course consists of study via coursework and thesis, or by coursework only. The coursework component comprises core and elective units.

As students will receive credit towards the master's for the 24 points already completed in 3413 Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education, students only need to complete a further 48 points in one of the options outlined below:

  • 48 credit points of coursework units
  • 24 credit points of coursework and a 24 credit-point minor thesis

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

Requirements

Coursework options

Option A

Students must complete 12 credit points of coursework units and a 36 credit-point minor thesis:

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • MEU9013 Independent project in health professional education
  • 12 credit points of coursework*

Option B

Students must complete 24 credit points of coursework units and a 24 credit-point minor thesis:

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9013 Independent project in health professional education
  • 24 credit points of coursework*

Option C

Students must complete 48 credit points of coursework units:

  • MEU9011 Educational research methods for the health professions
  • MEU9012 Simulation in health professional education
  • 24 credit points of coursework*

*Postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, other faculties at Monash University or other tertiary institutions (with departmental approval)

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) and meet the standards required for publication.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete either of the thesis options for this course and achieve a minimum of a distinction average (70 per cent) may qualify for admission into higher degrees by research including course 3438 Master of Philosophy and 0047 Doctor of Philosophy, among others.

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:

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

Award(s)

Master of Health Professional Education