Bachelor of Health and Human Services (Leadership) Professional Honours (M4Z)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

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

This course is designed to enhance the professional skills of health and human service professionals, clinical leaders, managers and policy/planning practitioners working, or aspiring to work in leadership or management positions within the broad health and human service sectors in Australia.

Graduates will develop advanced, in-depth and  contemporary knowledge of health and human service systems across a range of leadership and management dimensions including system planning, policy, strategy, governance, risk management, legal issues, ethics, health economics, financial management, quality & safety, leading & managing change, professional supervision, epidemiology, evaluating data/ evidence and translating evidence into practice.

The course will qualify individuals to apply this advanced knowledge towards system improvement, professional practice and research within the broad range of settings across health and human services and will provide a pathway for further learning.

It is able to be completed entirely via distance study methods but can be supported with optional mixed method delivery in some components of study at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Rozelle campuses particularly through short course intensives.

Bachelor of Health & Human Services (Leadership) Professional Honours

The Bachelor of Health & Human Services (Leadership) Professional Honours qualifies individuals who will apply a body of advanced knowledge and skills related to leadership and management of health & human service provision, system improvement, research and practice in a range of contexts for highly skilled professional practice, and as a pathway for further learning.

Graduates will:

  1. Integrate and relate advanced, specialised knowledge of the Australian health & human service system and fundamentals of leadership and management to situate professional practice and system development in different aspects of effective health & human service delivery;
  2. Identify, manage, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply information relevant to improving health & human service delivery applying information relevant to improving health & human services across diverse and complex contexts ;
  3. Critique the quality and relevance of contemporary research related to health & human services management, leadership and  delivery across a diverse and complex range of settings;
  4. Analyse, generate and communicate effective and innovative responses to complex problems and challenges in the context of leading & managing health & human service delivery and personal professional practice;
  5. Transmit knowledge skills and ideas to others, communicate effectively with a range of audiences and communities utilising different  modalities; and
  6. Apply learning to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability as a health & human service professional identifying pathways for further learning.

Career outcomes

Middle and senior leadership/management positions within the health and human service system including: clinical leadership positions, professional discipline leadership positions, operational management positions within government and  non-government organisations, senior policy and administrative positions within government, non-government  and private organisations as well as  service planning & commissioning roles within government  in addition to private practice leadership & management positions.

Course structure

Year 1

This unit provides health and human service professionals with the opportunity to critically analyse a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories. There is a focus on the exploration and practical application of theories and techniques to improve understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

    
Select one of the following units:

This unit provides an overview of the Australian health system. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian Healthcare Agreements and other funding mechanisms and be able to critique the strengths and weaknesses of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 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

Year 2

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 develops student competencies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This research practicum unit is a capstone unit in the Bachelor of Health (Public Health) Professional Honours that requires students to implement a public health research project under the supervision of an academic supervisor. Research projects may include systematic reviews,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Standard Entry: requires an undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution. This includes a process to assess the equivalency of qualifications received from overseas institutions as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Alternative Entry: Where this standard is not able to be met the following alternative criteria for equivalency can be considered by the Course Coordinator:

  1. Five years of relevant work experience demonstrating the relevance of the course and the prospective student's capacity to successfully undertake postgraduate study including reading, writing, analysis and research.

A record of high achievement with any uncompleted undergraduate study (Distinction Average)

After the successful completion of an approved bachelor degree students can proceed to admission into the Professional Honours (Leadership HHS) .

Upon completion there is an articulated pathway of learning through to the Master level of the Leadership ( Health & Human Services) and then through to the Professional Doctorate of  Health for approved students

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

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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