Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) (M4V)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 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

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

Healthcare is fundamental to everybody, what clinical redesign is about is improving the healthcare service for patients. The initiatives explored in Clinical Redesign may have a small scope, but the outcomes may have a much larger impact.

The information on this page is for current students. If you are applying for our next intake, please view our Clinical Redesign study options here.

In Australia and around the world, demand for healthcare services is escalating amidst pressures to do more with less – this calls for utilising existing resources more efficiently. The Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) equips you to lead the positive change you want to see in healthcare service delivery.

Delivered over 2 years this fully flexible online program is designed to fit around the busy lives of professionals working in the healthcare industry:

  • build your practical skills and enhance your research capabilities
  • your expertise will be developed in planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health service improvements
  • develop your advanced problem solving and analytical skills to help 'diagnose' service delivery issues and inefficiencies
  • implement solutions that can lead to lasting change, improved service delivery and sustainable health care

This course will also provide you with an opportunity to undertake research, building on topics that are of an interest to you and which you wish to explore in greater depth.

This is the perfect course for anyone motivated by positive change and improvement in healthcare whether you are a practising health professional in a public, private or not-for-profit organisation, or a healthcare service administrator. Your experience will be built upon to equip you with the essential skills, tools and knowledge to lead improvement initiatives. This implies better outcomes for consumers of healthcare.

So enhance your career opportunities and begin the journey into healthcare improvement today.

  • 1 Knowledge – Specialised, Systematic and coherent knowledge that applies a system-wide and multidisciplinary approach to measure and resolving Health Services and Healthcare improvement issues.
  • 2 Evidence Based Practitioner skills: Cognitive skills to independently think critically and review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and generate and evaluate solutions that balance stakeholder perspectives to complex health services and health improvement issues
  • 3 Evidence Based Practitioner - Comprehensive knowledge of the range of research principles, methods and frameworks applicable to health systems improvement within organisations
  • 4 Leadership: Take responsibility and accountability for utilising leadership, healthcare improvement skills and expert judgement required to plan, implement and evaluate clinical redesign initiatives
  • 5 Communication skills: skills that facilitate transfer of complex knowledge and ideas to variety of audiences
  • Career outcomes

    Enhancement of their role as healthcare professionals with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based healthcare/services improvements into practice. By consolidating and advancing communication skills, students will be able to build more effective relationships with patients and other health professionals.

    Course structure

    Students completing this unit will acquire advanced problem-solving and analytical skills for the ‘diagnosis’ of service delivery blockages, quality and safety issues, and system inefficiencies. The unit draws upon a solid theoretical and empirical basis, and introduces students to a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    Students completing this unit will acquire advanced problem-solving skills, encompassing the design of targeted clinical redesign solutions to meet identified quality and safety issues, gaps, and system inefficiencies found within health services. The unit draws upon a solid theoretical and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit provides a framework for understanding the links between knowledge and practice. It is about considering the when, why and, importantly, how of translational research in practice. It is also designed to encourage the development of the capacity of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit introduces students to the clinical redesign methodology and its process. Students will learn about effective redesign methods, theories and frameworks in a global context to prepare them to initiate clinical redesign in practice. Students will learn about evaluating…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This research practicum unit is a capstone unit in the public health, leadership and clinical redesign Professional Honours courses that requires students to implement a research project under the supervision of an academic supervisor. Research projects may include systematic reviews,…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Evaluation is a core function of public health and health system leadership. It provides evidence to improve the design, delivery, reach and impact of health interventions in the many different contexts of the health system. This unit developsstudent competencies in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit will equip students with an understanding of the research methods used in health disciplines in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. The Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    University of Tasmania General admission standards apply for domestic students. The College of Health and Medicine may accept as a candidate into the course either of the following:

    • A person who has completed an undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution.
    • Equivalent experience and/or qualifications as deemed appropriate by the Dean, as delegated to the Course Coordinator.

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

    Credit for appropriate studies completed from other university courses may be granted. Refer Rule 6: Part 3 Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning.

    The Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) articulates directly with the Master of Quality and Safety, Master of Clinical Nursing

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the 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?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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

    Next steps