Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management
Grow as a leader in the healthcare industry
Already a manager in public or private health? This pathway course allows you to upskill in four key areas of your choosing, such as ethics and employee relations. Once you graduate, you'll be eligible to continue into a related Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree.
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Upon completion of this degree, the student should be able to:
- Work professionally and ethically in situations of difficult moral problems, by abiding to the relevant health management codes of conduct.
- Demonstrate critical, investigative and creative skills for decision-making and entrepreneurship, reflecting adaptive knowledge and skills to suit various contexts and stakeholders in health management.
- Engage in critical inquiry of current and future challenges related to the delivery of health management considering social, environmental, political and economic factors.
Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the health sector.
Work and Life
A minimum of five years approved relevant work experience in the health sector or other special circumstances (e.g. post-secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority. Refer applications to UTAS
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (GCHSM) is an advanced course of study designed to provide management professionals from both the public and private health sectors with training focussed on issues of contemporary professional management theory and practice. The GCHSM subjects are developed in collaboration with industry to reflect current practices. The GCHSM aims to develop graduates to meet future industry challenges. A blended learning approach enables students to engage with local and national leaders, and partake in industry relevant investigations, through analysis, case studies and research
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Year 1. Choose 4 subjects from the following:
- BAA722 Research Methods in Health Management
- BAA737 Health Management Research Plan
- BAA738 Health Management Research Thesis
- BAA750 Delivering Integrated Care
- BAA751 Evidence Informed Decision Making
- BAA752 Foundations of Integrated Care
- BAA753 Health Ethics, Law and Governance
- BAA754 Health Finance, Economics and Accounting
- BAA755 Healthcare Organisational Behaviour
- BAA756 Healthcare Systems, Safety and Quality
- BAA757 Managing Complex Adaptive Healthcare Organisations
- BAA758 Leading and Managing Healthcare Organisations
- BAA760 Health Ontologies, Terminologies, and Classifications
- BEA674 Data and Business Decision Making
- BMA583 People, Work and Wellbeing
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 2 years from commencement.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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