Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals (E5S)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2019


No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Entry into this course is only available through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education) E4W

Upon completion of four specified units students will be able to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals graduates should be able to:
1. foster deep learning in higher education students through the application of:
(i) theoretical knowledge of how students learn, and
(ii) theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching, assessment, evaluation and curriculum design
2. engage with, and contribute to, the scholarship of teaching through critical reflection, research, peer review and publication
3. demonstrate leadership capacity in learning, teaching and mentoring

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations), and how these can facilitate enhanced pedagogical approaches, curriculum, policy, and student engagement from a global perspective;
  • The relationship between reflective practice and professional standards in local and/or global education contexts, and how each can define, validate and enhance learning and teaching;
  • The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making;
  • Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts;
  • Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences;
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals is comprised of four units, each of 12.5% weighting

  • CAM502, CAM506


  • ELT503 and ELT504; OR
  • ELT505 and ELT506

Year 1

This unit will provide students with an overview of the principles, theories and practice of learning and teaching in higher education. The focus of the unit is the application of that knowledge to the context of educating health professionals in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is to promote the continuous enhancement of your professional practice in learning and teaching in health services settings. This is achieved primarily by helping you to apply knowledge of the principles underpinning critical reflection and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

Any two of:

This unit supports you in developing your understanding of contemporary innovation and leadership theories and practices in higher education. The focus is on enabling you to refine and apply your innovation and leadership knowledge and skills in a professional environment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provide participants with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership through undertaking a supervised project on a strategic learning and teaching priority that is of benefit to the individual, their School, and/or the University. Incorporating knowledge developed in previous units…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit has two inter-related purposes: to develop your educational research skills and to improve your students' learning. In this unit, you explore the principles, theories and practice of the scholarship of university teaching and learning. You are introduced first,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree or equivalent. All assessment will be practical and work-place-based, therefore, applicants will be expected to be currently engaged in some form of undergraduate or post-graduate teaching activity related to the clinical health care setting.

Credit for relevant units will be given to transferring students from similar programs at the University of Tasmania and other universities.  This course will articulate with the Faculty of Education's Course-work Master and Doctor of Education programs.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2019, this fee is $45.45 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $303.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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