Graduate Diploma of Health (Specialisation) (M6H)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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

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

Changing models of health care delivery designed to improve quality and access to services require effective leaders who are able to utilise information technology and build and engage teams.  This course provides the opportunity for health professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge enabling them to become leaders in health services.

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to successfully assume a range of leadership roles in health services in a wide variety of settings.  The core units provide the opportunity for participants to develop a strong theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary health services.  Units explore models of health care, leadership, project management, change management, governance and legal issues.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

The course is being designed in consultation with relevant professional bodies including the Australian College of Health Service Executives, the Royal College of Nursing Australia, the Australian College of Health Informatics, and specialist medical colleges, taking cognisance of their accreditation requirements. It is anticipated that the course will be accredited with these and other relevant professional bodies.

Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, the candidate shall pass eight units comprising:

(a) a compulsory core of four units;
(b) four elective units.

The units which may be included in a course for the Graduate Diploma shall, unless otherwise approved by the Faculty, be in accordance with the Schedule accompanying these specifications.

Units may be counted towards the Graduate Diploma only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty and as summarised in the Schedule accompanying these specifications.

A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 50% (eight 12.5% units) weighting. This applies to all candidates including those in full-time employment during any given year.

Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Graduate Diploma.

In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Faculty in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 1.

Core Units - Executive Development

Year 1

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

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

Year 2

This unit introduces students to the interrelationship between health law and ethics, strategic health planning and health policy development. It aims to help students develop a clear understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare environment and the importance of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit prepares students to undertake the Major Workplace Project Parts A and B. You will learn about applied research in the workplace setting, undertaking a literature review, preparing a needs assessment, choosing appropriate methodologies, preparing an ethics application, engaging…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Specified Elective Units - Executive Development

Year 1
Year 2

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

Open Elective Units - Executive Development

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment and selection of personnel; the development and retention of staff; industrial relations and international HRM. The unit aims to develop the necessary abilities and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The aim of the unit is to develop an understanding of the key issues in strategic management particularly as they relate to managing the interface between an organisation and its internal resources and the elements of its external environment. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Positive psychology addresses the conditions and processes that enable people, groups and institutions to flourish and function at an optimal level. The aim of this unit is to gain a clear understanding of the essential elements to leadership, and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

is unit provides a framework for effective leadership and supervision - supervision in context, direct supervision, constructive feedback, dimensions of supervision, quality of the supervisory relationship and training for supervisors. On completion, participants should have a better understanding of helpful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Focuses on database management systems and introduces the key concepts of data, information and knowledge in the context of relational database development as applied to health.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Explores the evolution of the electronic health record. The unit explores system requirements, vocabulary issues and standards. Privacy and security issues are explored in the context of providing high quality health care.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Marketing Management unit introduces students to marketing as an integrative management function - one which draws together the activities of every area of an organisation concerned with the planning, development, distribution and promotion of products and services. It does…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

In these specifications 'Faculty' means Faculty of Health Science.

Entry

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health shall be qualified for entry if they:

Hold a three-year degree with a major in a health related area,

OR

Have equivalent experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

For international students who do not use English as their first language, minimum requirements are IELTS Overall band 6.0, with no band less than 6.0.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two years of study and not more than four years form the time of first enrolment.

In these specifications 'Faculty' means Faculty of Health Science.


Entry


Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health shall be qualified for entry if they:


Hold a three-year degree with a major in a health related area,


OR

Have equivalent experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the
Faculty.


For international students who do not use English as their first language, minimum
requirements are IELTS Overall band 6.0, with no band less than 6.0.


Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health shall complete the degree requirements, as
hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two years of study and not more than four years form the time of first enrolment.

Candidates with relevant clinical supervision/ clinical leadership, management and/or e-health qualifications may be considered for RPL.

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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