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Master of Clinical Education

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

Develop your educational theory and practice, underpinned by a research project, for a career in clinical education.

Programme overview

The Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd) programme develops educational theory and practice to equip you for a career in clinical education.

Late Year Semester will start in December.

Programme highlights

  • Application of educational theory to teaching and learning in the clinical context.
  • Skills in clinical teaching, including one-on-one supervision, bedside teaching, small group teaching and interactive large group teaching.
  • Reflect on your own practice and draw on best evidence to promote improved practice in your workplace.
  • In-depth understanding of specialized areas of clinical education relevant to your area of practice.
  • Supervised research leading to advanced understudy in an area of clinical education.

Programme structure

Students can choose between a taught (120 and 240 points) or research (120 and 240 point) masters.

Taught masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Advanced taught courses in clinical skills teaching, curriculum and course design, supervision and research methods in health listed in the Master of Clinical Education Schedule (60 points)
  • One year full-time

Taught masters (240 points)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Advanced taught courses listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education Schedule (120 points)
  • Approved advanced level courses covering topics in clinical education (60 points)
  • Completion of a dissertation (60 points)
  • Two consecutive years full-time or up to four years part-time

Research masters (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Choose between a thesis (120 points) or a research portfolio (120 points)
  • One consecutive year full-time

Research masters (240 points)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Choose from a thesis (120 points) or a research portfolio (120 points)
  • Advanced level courses outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education Schedule (120 points)
  • Two consecutive years full-time

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates may seek employment as educators in their clinical discipline in a healthcare organisation or at university.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical educator
  • Education researcher

Further study options

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points / Research 120 points:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in clinical education at a recognised university (or similar institution), following an undergraduate degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher.

Taught 240 points / Research 240 points:

You must have completed a relevant undergraduate degree such as medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, audiology, medical imagery, or nutrition and dietetics. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

You also need to be currently engaged in clinical teaching or curriculum development in a health-related discipline.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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