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Health Professional Education

36 months
37960 AUD/year
26280 AUD/year
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This Health Professional Education program from James Cook University is for health professionals who aspire to work in a leadership role in health education and research. Become a leader in improving clinical teaching and education research in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health. 


Focus on teaching and learning in health contexts with specific strategies applicable to clinical settings. Develop knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in clinical contexts, educational technologies, assessment, evaluation, curriculum design, leadership and research based on evidence and relevant to your career in health. Take advantage of flexible, online delivery with consistent support from JCU’s outstanding teachers.

Help shape the future of health care. JCU Health Professional Education graduates have specialist education skills applicable to all clinical settings and contexts.

Career Opportunities 

  • This Health Professional Education program from James Cook University equips graduates with specialist educator skills that are applicable to a wide range of clinical and healthcare settings. Graduates have the advantage of a qualification in education in addition to their clinical discipline.
  • HPE is applicable to a range of healthcare settings. Graduates pursue careers in private and public hospitals; tertiary, rural and remote health services; and in community settings and clinics.
  • Graduates find work as educators in medicine, nursing, dentistry and all allied health professions. You could find employment as a lead clinical educator, supervisor or preceptor for health students in your discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
  • Strategies for Clinical Teaching
  • Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions
  • Health Professional Education using Action Research 
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Health Professional Education
  • Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education
  • Leadership in Health Professional Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00117J 

  • Registration as a nurse, medical doctor or other health professional in Australia; or AQF level 7 bachelor degree in relevant discipline plus 2 years experience; or equivalent
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37960 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    26280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26280 AUD per year during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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