Graduate Certificate in Quality Services (Health and Safety) (H5Q)

Overview  2021

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

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

By studying this course you’ll gain the skills necessary to implement initiatives for better patient care in your own workplace through developing and delivering your own quality and safety improvement project, focussing on patient-centred care and utilising a variety of models and frameworks to achieve best practice.

The School of Medicine aims to create an educational environment which values critical, reflective thinking, life-long learning, acquisition of generic attributes and professional development.

The units provide students with specialised knowledge and tools to understand the importance of and participate in quality and safety in healthcare. The Graduate Certificate in Quality Services (Health and Safety) course objectives are:

  • to provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the internal and external factors that influence the delivery of quality services;
  • to allow students to develop knowledge of existing health service models;
  • to explore best practice models for quality service design;
  • to develop students' knowledge, to critically review and communicate key information in relation totheoretical models and frameworks of quality evaluation;
  • to explore workplace culture and its impact on quality service delivery;
  • to enable students to acquire knowledge about factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the development of a quality culture in the workplace;
  • to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge about monitoring and measuring performance within a quality framework; and
  • to apply knowledge of monitoring and measuring the quality of performance in complex simulated work contexts.

Career outcomes

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

Course structure

Schedule

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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • A bachelor degree or higher, and be working in a health care setting (this includes but is not limited to a hospital, a GP clinic, aged care setting, primary health care, department of community services).

International Applicants

This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

The course has articulation 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.

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.

How can we help?

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Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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