Clinical education

Clinical education

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Cultivate successful clinical learning in fast-paced and dynamic health care workplaces. Combine theory, practice and research to get the tools you need to design, plan, deliver and evaluate innovative simulation-based learning programs. You'll also consider the cultural, social, ethical and spiritual dimensions of health care education and equip yourself to overcome both common and uncommon health care workplace challenges.

Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • simulation centre management
  • health care education
  • academic lecturing
  • simulation pedagogy research
  • simulation technician
  • military and emergency services educator
  • clinical education outcomes research
  • work-integrated learning pedagogy research
Clinical education

About clinical education

Gain the tools you need to teach in a clinical context while enhancing your healthcare practices. Our health professional education courses, offered to healthcare graduates and professionals, enable you to become a capable, adaptable and responsive leader and educator ready for a range of dynamic workplaces in healthcare, research, or health education and training. Develop your knowledge and skills using innovative learning and teaching strategies. Our programs have been designed with the input of industry professionals to best meet the needs of contemporary clinical educators, so you know you’re in good hands.

A safe pair of hands

Quality and safety are key issues in healthcare education and management. To best equip you for the workplace, our Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education and our Master of Health Professional Education both include a Quality and Safety in Health Care unit.

Chart your career course

Pick the program that’s right for you. Health professionals who complete the graduate certificate can work in a variety of clinical education roles, including as educators and managers. Diploma graduates will gain knowledge of broader education policies and organisational culture, while master’s graduates can pursue high-level academic research.

Choose to study online

Too busy to come to campus? No problem. Our health professional education courses are offered fully online, so you can better balance your work, study and home commitments.

Lead your way

Complete a leadership unit in the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education or the Master of Health Professional Education to gain additional leadership knowledge and skills. This unit is especially useful if you’ve moved quickly into clinical education or a managerial position in your organisation.

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