Master of Clinical Education

The experience


The University of Melbourne’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program creates exceptional clinical educators. As a student, you will enhance your teaching skills and put educational theory directly into practice in your clinical workplace.

Delivery is immersive and practical, involving dynamic face-to-face teaching alongside online study. EXCITE courses are designed to be studied part-time, to fit around busy clinical schedules.

Courses are interprofessional, meaning you will develop a useful professional network and share diverse perspectives. You will study alongside people from many different disciplines - from physiotherapists to speech pathologists to nurses - sharing challenges and knowledge from across the spectrum of clinical experience as you develop your practice as a clinical educator.

The Parkville campus

The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus is an exciting place to study. As a student based at Parkville, you will enjoy:

An engaged cohort and professional network

You’ll join the brightest students from across Australia and the world and become part of a dynamic academic community. You will be able to engage closely with academic experts and peers and build a vital professional network.

University support services

We ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

A vibrant campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave.

Melbourne city life

The Parkville campus is located just a short walk to the Melbourne CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Who will you learn from

EXCITE course facilitators come from a variety of clinical, educational and academic backgrounds, meaning they have vital disciplinary knowledge and understand its application to real clinical environments. Keynote sessions are delivered by leaders in the field and workshops are developed by skilled practitioners.


Leonie Richards

In my current role as Head of Small Animal General Practice at UVET, I coordinate clinical teaching for final-year students on two-week rotations through the year. I am also co-designer and coordinator of our third-year subject Professional Portfolio, a year-long unit incorporating communication practicals, wellbeing and professional portfolios.

The cohort experience provided by the program was a highlight for me, meeting and learning from an enthusiastic group of educators from a range of disciplines.

The Masters year also allowed me to research a topic that I was really interested in, whilst learning to do qualitative research. Finishing the program came with a huge sense of achievement! Undertaking the Master of Clinical Education created a sense in our workplace that these achievements are doable and worthwhile. Others are now following in my footsteps, creating a community of keen, dedicated and excited educators.

Dr Leonie Richards, Head of Small Animal General Practice, UVET Animal Hospital, University of Melbourne