Preparing practitioner research students in accredited health disciplines for careers in academia

Churchill, Meryl (2019) Preparing practitioner research students in accredited health disciplines for careers in academia. MedEdPublish, 8 (3). 38.

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Abstract

Introduction: The reasons commonly cited by health professionals embarking on doctoral studies are an interest in learning how to conduct research for the purpose of improving health practice, and an interest in pursuing a career in academia—this paper focuses on the latter—though the two are not mutually exclusive. The study assessed the current availability, and the skills needed for entry-level academic positions in accredited health professions in Australia.

Method: A single point-in-time survey of academic positions (below Associate Professor) across 41 Australian universities was conducted in mid-2019.

Discussion: For aspiring academics, contemporary professional experience is sought in teaching positions in accredited health professions in Australia. Applicants need to be able to articulate how their research informs their practice and how their practice informs their teaching. The professional development training of experienced health practitioner research students’ needs to be fit-for-purpose for their career aspirations.

Item ID: 60771
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2312–7996
Keywords: Academic; Employment; Postgraduate; Professional Development
Copyright Information: This has been published under Creative Commons "CC BY-SA 4.0"
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 21:51
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 80%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 20%
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