For staff and students considering postgraduate study there are a number of excellent courses which can be accessed whilst living and working on the North West coast of Tasmania.
The University of Tasmania offers three Graduate Certificate courses that can be accessed from the North West of Tasmania. Graduate Certificates involve four units of study that can be completed over 1 year (minimum) up to 4 years (maximum) and are generally only available to persons holding a Bachelors Degree or equivalent.
These courses may interest graduates, staff or other health professionals wishing to further their studies.
1. Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals (E5S)
The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals was developed in response to demand for a program to meet both the needs of health professionals as clinical teachers and the changing educational requirements of medical, nursing, pharmacy and other professionally accredited health courses. This course provides an opportunity for those interested in medical education, who may be relatively inexperienced, to learn more and to work with other health professionals on developing and implementing quality teaching strategies.
All assessment is practical and work-place-based, therefore, applicants will be expected to be currently engaged in some form of undergraduate or post-graduate teaching activity related to the clinical health care setting.
This qualification articulates to a Diploma in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals (8 Units) and then to a Masters qualification.
2. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in eHealth
e-Health or Health Informatics focuses on the collection, management and the use of health related data, information and knowledge. Used wisely, these tools can help us deliver more effective, more efficient and more patient-orientated health care. The E-health courses offer participants opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to use the tools of health information effectively. At the completion of the program, participants should have an understanding of the potential of health information management tools, together with skills and knowledge relating to their use.
This is a part-time external course using flexible learning and teaching strategies.
This qualification aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness of the principles and practice of public health in the context of the Australian Healthcare System and from a global perspective.
UTAS accepts eApplications for these Graduate Certificate courses.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) currently offers two Masters programs with a third in the development phase. Each of these courses are available in distance mode.
Master of Health and Human Services (M7K)
UTAS and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have worked in partnership to develop this course that recognises the importance of management and leadership skills in the delivery of patient/client centred health and human services care.
The Master of Clinical Leadership has been designed to enable senior clinicians to have a pro-active role in advancing the organization and to improve the quality and safety of healthcare and reduce risk through effective clinical supervision and a high quality of clinical leadership.
Requirement for entry into the course:
Applicants to be registered and currently practicing clinician for a minimum of three years, OR
Applicants to have equivalent experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Dean.
On offer from semester 1, 2012, this program builds on the existing e-health program, with an additional four units, two of which comprise a research project in the area of e-health. The objectives for the Masters program are to develop the skills and knowledge to enable graduates to:
Take a pro-active role in the development of e-health systems
Contribute to teaching, research and application of the discipline of health informatics
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has introduced a new qualification: Professional Doctorate in Health. This qualification is aimed at practicing medical professionals interested in undertaking a health improvement project in the workplace.
The Professional Doctorate is a rigorous program of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of industry and professional groups. It will foster excellence in professional practice by developing the capacity of individuals to lead development of knowledge in their professional contexts. The Professional Doctorate encourages close cooperation across the university/industry/professional interface and provides a framework for the integration of professional expertise and scholarly inquiry.
Applicants may also wish to access information on the Elite Scholarship if considering undertaking this program.