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Health Professional Education, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
This Health Professional Education program from James Cook University is offered online to Australian and international students. It provides you with knowledge, skills, and competencies required to be a leader in improving clinical teaching and educational research in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.


This Health Professional Education program from James Cook University is for you if you're already a health professional and you aspire to make a difference in healthcare as a health professional educator or educational researcher. It focuses on teaching and learning in health contexts, and includes completion of projects in health professional education.

You'll gain a sound theoretical foundation and learn practical teaching skills required to teach and supervise students in the health professions, along with educational research competencies. JCU aims to provide you with the skills required to be a leader in your field. You'll experience:

  • Online curriculum, so you can continue to work while you study
  • Recognition for achieving a degree from a university that is a recognised leader in rural and remote health, tropical medicine and health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region
  • The opportunity to learn from JCU's highly-qualified staff
  • Extensive support throughout your studies
  • Opportunities to benefit from JCU's research partnerships and networks with Australian Indigenous, rural and remote communities and international organisations.

Career opportunities

You’ll have an advantage after completing this JCU Master’s degree as you will have formal qualifications as a teacher, educator and leader in HPE as well as in your clinical discipline, while other clinical teachers only have registered qualifications in their clinical discipline.

This qualification will lead you to interesting and very rewarding career options. That's because the growing number of students in all health professions means that clinical teachers are required for a wide variety of clinical settings including urban and rural hospitals, general practices, and community clinics.

As a clinical educator, you could also teach post-registration health professionals, such as GP registrars and hospital residents.

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
  • Research Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Registration as a nurse, doctor of medicine or other health professional in Australia; or
  • Completion of an appropriate AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline with 2 years relevant experience or equivalent.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at James Cook University (JCU). Your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries.

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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