Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (C5I)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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 Sydney
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate of Health Service Management 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 practice. Some of Australia's leading senior health service executives teach into the units. Students are therefore exposed to a level of unparalleled experience and real-world case-studies.

The course is a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management, the Master of Health Service Management and the Master of Health Information Management.

This course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.

All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance), with non-mandatory, supporting intensive seminars in Sydney.

For more information about the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) including our people and our industry partners please visit our webpages at: https://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/disciplines-and-institutes/australian-institute-of-health-service-management

Key contacts

Current student enrolment questions and adviceUConnect
Course CoordinatorDr Nazlee Siddiqui

The Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management is designed to provide health service management professionals from both the public and private sectors with rigorous training focussed on issues of contemporary professional health service management practice.

CLO1Work professionally and ethically in situations of difficult moral problems, by abiding to the relevant health management codes of conduct.
CLO2Demonstrate critical, investigative and creative skills for decision-making and entrepreneurship, reflecting adaptive knowledge and skills to suit various contexts and stakeholders in health management.
CLO3Engage in critical inquiry of current and future challenges related to the delivery of health management considering social, environmental, political and economic factors.
CLO4Demonstrate a range of decision-making and leadership skills in health and wellbeing, problem solving, change and conflict management; accounting for and respecting cultural diversity and the influence of the health management discipline.
CLO5Demonstrate superior communication skills, written or oral, to explain and creatively analyse theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions in every day and formal health management contexts.
CLO6Evaluate health organisational data and relevant numerical information to create high-level reports and statistics appropriate for health management discipline.
CLO7Apply knowledge of foundational and contemporary health management theory, principles and processes, and reflect on their efficacy in current practice.

Course structure

Complete four (4) of the following units: 
 

This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory, practice and process for managing clinical documentation improvement (CDI) processes in the healthcare system. The purpose of good documentation will be explored alongside CDI best practise. Student will receive in-depth…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows students to develop the methodological framework and tools by which to undertake a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will conceptualise and prepare their project applying the values and principles of research integrity,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

The unit provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills and capacity to apply integrated care in healthcare contexts. Students will draw on theories, models and tools from the literature of integrated care and assess their application in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit offers an introduction to the practice of evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research. Students will develop the skills to critically appraise scientific evidence to inform and improve decision-making. The relationship between managerial epidemiology and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

This unit provides students an opportunity to examine the link between ethics, legislation and governance. The unit will investigate the need for ethics to inform legislation, the translation of that legislation into policy, and how policy is enacted through governance.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

The unit enables students to examine the foundation of implementing integrated care in health and across Australian communities. There is a specific focus on investigating inter-professional collaboration and practice for the delivery of whole of person care. Students will examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit examines the theories and frequently used techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting in healthcare organisations. Public and private funding issues will be examined, across the acute, primary and aged care sectors. Students will apply this knowledge to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape micro, mecro, maso and system behaviours in healthcare. Students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Critical organisational issues will be investigated including attitudes, satisfaction,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is two-fold. First, to examine the structural arrangements of the organisation of healthcare in Australia. Students will develop an understanding of federal-state relations, and the organisation of acute, primary and aged care services. The challenges…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit investigates theories and strategies for managing and improving complex adaptive healthcare organisations. Models of healthcare organisations will be introduced to analyse their structure, functions, processes and limitations. Complex adaptive systems thinking will be applied to healthcare organisations to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit investigates management concepts and theories to improve the integration and functionality of healthcare organisations. Strategies to improve the management of an organisation for enhanced care quality and equitable services will be discussed. A range of management issues are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

With global transformation of information from paper to electronic formats, health organisations need to invest in improved information governance systems to ensure data is private and secure. Information governance is the overarching framework of regulations and policies to support the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the foundational health information management categorical frameworks, terms and design processes. In technical language, the unit investigates the theory and practice related to clinical classification, terminologies, and ontology development. Issues to be investigated include: a critical assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit will enable students to appraise the theory, practice and process for achieving safety and quality in healthcare organisations. The unit focuses on identifying quality management processes, practices and tools for the review and improvement of healthcare delivery. Additionally,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Managers need an understanding of statistics for five key reasons: To properly collect, present, describe and interpret information. To draw valid conclusions from incomplete data - typically about large populations based only on information obtained from samples. To obtain reliable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The effective management of human resources is becoming an increasingly vital concern in organisations, whether they are professional practices employing only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations. The impact of globalisation, increased competition for talented employees,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides students an opportunity to plan a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will examine research theories and frameworks to be able to articulate and justify a rigorous research design. Students will develop skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit provides students an opportunity to conduct and report upon a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will be responsible for the effective management of their research team, involving industry and academic supervisors. Students are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Entry requirements

a) Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the health sector; OR

b) 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.

This course articulates with full credit to the C6I Graduate Diploma of Health Service Management, C7O Master of Health Service Management and 37E Master of Health Information Management.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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