Doctor of Health Professional Education (Research)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This program is a professional doctorate for graduates with professional experience in a range of medical education settings.
There are no set subjects within this course.
Students are required to devise a range of research tasks relevant to their professional development.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have:
A substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of a field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution
Substantial knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning.
Cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice
Cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to generate original knowledge
Expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning
Communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions
Communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards and to communicate results to peers and the community
Expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice.
Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
With intellectual independence
With initiative and creativity in new situations and/or for further learning
With full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs
To plan and execute original research
With the ongoing capacity to generate new knowledge, including in the context of professional practice.


Which department am I in? Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian undergraduate Bachelor degree. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57.

Entry Requirement For International Student

To be eligible to apply for entry to a Doctoral program, an applicant must demonstrate the capacity to undertake research at the Doctoral level by the attainment of at least one of the following:
a Bachelor is degree with at least Second Class, Division A (Honours) in a degree program that included a total of at least a semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the honours grade;
a postgraduate qualification which included: (a) supervised research component(s) of at least one semester or equivalent and resulted in the production of output(s) graded at the equivalent of Distinction or better, and (b) at least one research methods subject;
a Research Masters degree, where at least two thirds of the degree consisted of a supervised research component and resulted in the production of a thesis or equivalent;
enrolment at this or another Australian university in a higher degree by research for the equivalent of at least 0.5 EFTSL with demonstrated satisfactory performance in the supervised research component(s);
a combination of qualifications, research training and experience, considered equivalent to the above by the Responsible Academic Officer in the Enrolling Organisational Unit College, e.g., senior authorship of at least one peer-reviewed publication plus completion of an appropriate research methods subject.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
University of Tasmania (UTAS) offers below pathways courses for this subject Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (4 years)

Contact provider

July 2018

James Cook University Townsville Campus, 1 James Cook Drive, OAK VALLEY, Queensland, 4811, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Online/Distance (Variable)

Contact provider

July 2018

James Cook University Townsville Campus, 1 James Cook Drive, OAK VALLEY, Queensland, 4811, TOWNSVILLE, Australia