Master of Health Professions Education

The Master of Health Professions Education qualifies individuals to apply principles and theories that inform educational practice in a range of clinical and other relevant contexts, to undertake professional and highly skilled work and as educators in the health professions.

Taught by leaders in health professions education, with interactive learning opportunities, you’ll develop the professional skills to effectively teach and supervise in both clinical and non-clinical environments.

This practice-based qualification builds on the existing M4009 Graduate Certificate of Health Professions Education. 

Graduates of the existing M4009 course will be granted 24CP entry into the Master of Health Professions Education.

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Course structure

This course consists of 48 credit points (CP) structured as bellow:

  • 12CP: HPE5100 Foundations of health professions education
  • 6CP: Assessed short course 1
  • 6CP: Assessed short course 2
  • 6CP: Assessed short course 3
  • 6CP: Assessed short course 4
  • 12CP HPE Health Profession education in practice

NOTE: Short courses are chosen from the list below. Not all short courses are available every semester.

Students also have the option of taking research-based units as a PhD pathway

Course Director

Associate Professor Simone Gibson

Director of Education, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

A/Prof Gibson is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian.  As a senior lecturer in the Master of Dietetics program, she coordinates clinical nutrition and dietetics units whilst pursuing her clinical and educational research interests.

A/Prof Gibson achieved her PhD in 2015 titled "Integrating Academic and Clinical Training - Exploring Opportunities and Innovations". She is an Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators and has over 20 years experience as a clinical dietitian working in public and private hospitals and in private practice. A/Prof Gibson has extensive experience in all major clinical areas including intensive care, surgery and endocrinology. She has a special interest in health professional education and research and is committed to improving health professional practice. A/Prof Gibson has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of health professional education as well as nutrition and dietetics.

Find out more about A/Prof Simone Gibson.