The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

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AWARDS


ANZAHPE offers three student prizes;

the ANZAHPE Pre-Registration Student Prize,

the ANZAHPE Post-Graduation Student Prize and the

ANZAHPE Student Prize in Clinical Education.

Australian Medicines Handbook generously support the ANZAHPE Pre-Registration and Post-Graduate Student Prizes. Click here to read more about Australian Medicines Handbook's support of ANZAHPE.

ANZAHPE Pre-Registration Student Prize (AU$500) sponsored by AMH

The ANZAHPE Pre-Registration Student Prize is awarded to a pre-registration undergraduate student in any of the health care professions, including graduate-entry health professional courses. This prize has been awarded since 1985 (under various names) for an outstanding piece of work by a student in the area of health professional education. Students are invited to apply for the Prize by submitting an item of personal work which might include research conducted, critical reviews, educational materials developed (videos, CDs, websites, models, etc.) or an essay pertaining to education in the health professions. Recipients are invited to present their work at the ANZAHPE conference and may be eligible for financial assistance towards conference attendance.

ANZAHPE Post-Graduate Student Prize in Health Professional Education (AU$500) sponsored by AMH

The ANZAHPE Post-Graduate Student Prize was instituted in 2005 in recognition that the student members of ANZAHPE were often full-time post-graduate students performing invaluable research in the area of health professional education. This prize is awarded to a student in a post-graduate health professional course whose course work relates to education in their area of health care. Students are invited to apply for the Award by submitting a description of their research/course work. Recipients are invited to present their work at the ANZAHPE conference and may be eligible for financial assistance towards conference attendance.

ANZAHPE Post-Registration Prize (Clinical Education) sponsored by Richard Hays (AU$500)

The ANZAHPE Student Prize in Clinical Education sponsored by Richard Hays was introduced as a new prize in 2013 and was created to recognise the important work that many students are doing to improve clinical (work-place based) education. The prize is available to a post-registration student in any of the health professional courses for a piece of work in the area of clinical education (research or non-research project). This prize is available for an education project within a clinical environment.

This might include a project in simulation, innovative clinical placements, teaching on the run, etc. Recipients are invited to present their work at the ANZAHPE conference and may be eligible for financial assistance towards conference attendance. ANZAHPE thanks Professor Richard Hays for his generous sponsorship and initiation of this prize.

*Pre-registration student implies a student studying a health course which will allow them to gain professional registration in that field and includes graduate-entry health professional courses (including undergraduate and Masters-level courses).

Post-Registration student implies students who are post-professional registration and are undertaking further postgraduate training or education.

PRIZE PROCEDURES

The procedures are the same for all categories of student prize awards. An appropriate notice calling for applications will be placed in the Bulletin, on the ANZAHPE website and via e-mail to the Membership. Applications must be received by January 20, 2020 and prizes will be awarded at the Annual Conference. The CoM shall establish a Selection Panel to consider the applications from the three student prize categories and make recommendations for their award.

Conditions

  1. The annual Awards are to be made to an Australian or New Zealand student or group of students. The Awards are open to all students in any of the health care professional undergraduate or postgraduate courses (including graduate-entry courses).
  2. Applicants must be student members of ANZAHPE (click here to join).
  3. Students are invited to apply for the Awards by demonstrating personal activity in furthering the education of health professionals. Projects might relate, for example, to delivery of teaching and learning, curriculum development, evaluation, educational research conducted, educational materials developed (videos, CDs, websites, models, etc.) or a critical commentary pertaining to education in the health professions.

Submissions

Submissions must be electronic (MS Word, rtf or PDF) and consist of:

  • A covering letter including the name(s) of the student(s) submitting for the prize and their year of study in the course, the contact details of all the students including email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers.
  • A letter from the student’s supervisor ratifying that the student is a bona fide student and outlining the student's role and extent of involvement in the project.
  • A 500-word summary of the project.
  • For Pre-Registration Student Prize and Clinical Education Prize: The project itself, in electronic format (eg, original essay, copy of teaching resources developed, background development and link to web resource, etc.) Submissions of computer programs, web-sites and other electronic resources must include clear instructions regarding hardware, software and other information required to access and use them.
  • For Post-Graduation Prize: The project itself, in electronic format (summary of research/thesis, <2000 words).

Please email submissions to: anzahpe@flinders.edu.au

Closing date: TBA  

Criteria

Submissions in all categories will be judged on:

  • originality
  • student initiative and involvement
  • contribution to furthering health professional education
  • quality of the presentation of the application

Greater emphasis will be placed on submissions that demonstrate impact on furthering health professional education, and those that have greater relevance and applicability to multiple health disciplines.

Prize Winners

The Awards for each year will be announced when they are decided and presented at the Annual Conference in that same year. Recipients will be encouraged to attend the Annual Conference to receive the Award and present their work and may receive financial assistance towards registration costs of the Conference. Recipients will also be encouraged to produce a paper describing their work for publication in ANZAHPE’s Journal – Focus on Health Professional Education.

CONTACT US

Address:
ANZAHPE.
P O Box 852,
Renmark, SA. 5341.  Aus.

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President: A/Prof Chinthaka Balasooriya

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