GD-HLADMN v.1 Graduate Diploma in Health Administration
Course CRICOS Code: 007874D
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course develops the ability to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate systems of health care delivery. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for senior administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health service areas. It is aimed at both health professionals intending to acquire management and administrative skills and non-health professionals seeking a career in health administration.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree or equivalent in an appropriate profession together with work experience in health administration. Applicants without qualifications and work experience, may be required to undertake bridging units for admission.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the MC-HLADMN Master of Health Administration.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge in the area of health service management
2. think creatively, critically and reflectively to generate innovative solutions for decision making in health service organisation
3. access and critically analyse effectively, information drawn from multiple sources
4. communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience or situation
5. use current technologies applicable to health care organisations effectively
6. demonstrate effective self-management skills
7. provide ethical and professional standards of health service management with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences
8. work and collaborate effectively in a team and develop leadership skills
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|PUBH6003||v.2||Health Policy and Decision Making||3.0||25.0|
|HEAL6010||v.1||Organisation of Health Care Systems||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH6008||v.1||Leadership in Health Care||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|HEAL5001||v.2||Safety and Quality in Health Care||3.0||25.0|
|HEAL5000||v.1||Principles of Health Planning and Evaluation||3.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|MEDS7001||v.2||Qualitative Research in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|HEAL5003||v.1||Introduction to Health Economics||3.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|PUBH6005||v.1||Foundations of Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|EPID6001||v.1||Epidemiology and Biostatistics||4.0||25.0|
|ENHL6000||v.1||Health Impact Assessment||5.0||25.0|
|HLPR6006||v.1||Politics and Power in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|ENHL6002||v.1||Environmental Health Management||3.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1 *||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|MEDS7001||v.2 *||Qualitative Research in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|HEAL5004||v.2||Strategic and Operational Health Management||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH6025||v.1||Public Health Special Topics||6.0||25.0|
* tudents may study both Health Research Methods and Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Health Reasearch, but must complete at least one if continuing onto Masters level. Health Research Methods is offered in all semesters of the program.
If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: http://students.curtin.edu.au/contact_offices.cfm For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: email@example.com Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +61-8-9266 7331
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