Graduate Diploma of Quality Services (Health and Safety) (H6Q)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is offered for professionals working as middle and senior managers in health care
sector who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the management of patient safety and service quality within health care organsiations. It is appropriate for hospital administrators, risk and quality assurance managers, and senior medical, nursing and allied health administrators.

The School of Health Sciences, aims to create an educational environment which values critical, reflective thinking, life-long learning, acquisition of generic attributes and professional development. This course contextualises the advanced knowledge and skills for students to understand the importance of and participate in quality and safety in Healthcare delivery. In the Graduate Diploma of Quality Services research units are introduced which extend abilities to generate and transmit solutions to complex quality and safety in healthcare problems. Course objectives are intended to:

  • advance theoretical and practical appreciation of various health care systems;
  • allow students to gain an in-depth knowledge of strategic management of health care organisations;
  • enable students to understand epidemiological issues of health care organisations;
  • generate strategies to identify and implement best practice models for quality service design;
  • demonstrate problem solving and critical analysis skills for quality evaluation;
  • enable students to critique workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery and;
  • develop solutions to address barriers to the development of a quality culture in the workplace.

Career outcomes

Graduates may find employment in hospital administration, health administration or risk and quality assurance management.

Course structure

Core Units

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models, the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge of existing health service models; the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services, and the best-practice models for quality service design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework; apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work contexts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students completing this unit will have acquired knowledge about workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery; to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality-culture in the workplace; apply this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of the Australian health system and the structure and organisation of global health institutions. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian and international Healthcare Agreements and other funding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

12.5% Elective

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Project Management for Health Professionals provides students with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate and implement practical approaches to project management in health sciences. Students will extend their skills in incorporating research evidence into health care practice through developing skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value and limitations. It will familiarise participants with the application of economic theory to health and health care issues, and review and analyse policy and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or BMA911

This unit considers the fundamentals of strategy analysis, with a focus on the global analysis of industry and competition and analysis of the internal environment. Students will reflect on the need for strategic planning, analysis of the health services environment…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or BMA910

Entry requirements

Domestic applicants must have an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline with at least two years work experience in the healthcare sector or be selected and sponsored through another agency, with evidence of equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

English Language

A minimum standard of English language proficiency must be met for entry into postgraduate programs at the University of Tasmania and can be demonstrated in any one of a variety of ways. Applicants for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters by coursework degrees have the following English language requirements.

1. IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

2. TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)

3. PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

4. UTAS DEAP Overall 60% (Writing 60%)

5. Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

6. Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

7. Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

Student Support

Domestic student support including email availability of staff, online IT and student services and the Flexible Library Service available to students outside Tasmania is available through the usual systems. Some of this, such as discussion forums, will be built into MyLO.

Domestic applicants must have an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline with at least two years work experience in the healthcare sector or be selected and sponsored through another agency, with evidence of equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

English Language

A minimum standard of English language proficiency must be met for entry into postgraduate programs at the University of Tasmania and can be demonstrated in any one of a variety of ways. Applicants for Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters by coursework degrees have the following English language requirements.

1. IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

2. TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)

3. PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

4. UTAS DEAP Overall 60% (Writing 60%) 

5. Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

6. Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

7. Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

Student Support

Domestic student support including email availability of staff, online IT and student services and the Flexible Library Service available to students outside Tasmania is available through the usual systems. Some of this, such as discussion forums, will be built into MyLO.

The proposed course articulates with the Graduate Diploma and Masters.

On completion of this course candidates may apply for credit into programs such as the MBA(Health Services)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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