Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The programmes are of particular relevance to doctors involved in delivering medical undergraduate or specialist training programmes, clinical nurse educators, and other health professionals with a role in education.

  • Offers a range of courses on topics including the core principles of educational theory, curriculum planning, clinical teaching, simulation, e-learning, evaluation and assessment and current trends in clinical education
  • Flexible learning format
  • Opportunities for students to undertake research projects in their area of interest

Programme structure

To be completed within one year if enrolled full-time and four years if enrolled part-time.
You can choose from two options:

Option 1
120 points

  • Choose an advanced taught course covering topics in clinical teaching and practice (either CLINED 715 Theory and Practice of Clinical Education or NURSING 741 Education for Clinical Practice) (30 points)
  • Advanced level courses primarily focusing in clinical education (30 points)
  • A selection of elective courses from clinical education, nursing and population health (30 points)
  • A selection of courses approved by the Head of School of Medicine (30 points)

Option 2
120 points

  • Choose courses in Academic Practice (60 points)
  • Advanced level courses from clinical education and population health (60 points)

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    CLINED 715 or NURSING 741
    Name:
    Theory and Practice of Clinical Education or Education for Clinical Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    CLINED 703, 712, 716
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    CLINED 703, 712, 716
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    ACADPRAC 701 - 706
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    ACADPRAC 701 - 706
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    ACADPRAC 701 - 706
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    ACADPRAC 701 - 706
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    CLINED 703-719, POPLHLTH 701
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    CLINED 703-719, POPLHLTH 701
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    CLINED 703-719, POPLHLTH 701
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    Name:
    CLINED 703-719, POPLHLTH 701
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education is limited to 34 students per year.

You must normally have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

Alternatively, you must have completed either:

  • a relevant degree such as medicine, midwifery, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, or physiotherapy at a recognised university (or similar institution).

or

  • a health professional qualification and have at least two years' relevant clinical work experience.

You must also be actively engaged in clinical teaching or curriculum development in a health-related discipline.

You will be asked to provide a current CV when applying.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

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Where could this programme take you?

PGDipClinEd graduates will understand the principles of adult learning within the healthcare context. They will be skilled at curriculum planning, evaluation and assessment and will demonstrate their position as leaders and innovators in health professionals education.

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