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

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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

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.

  • 1 Appraise and demonstrate in-depth contemporary knowledge of effective health & human services leadership and management in professional practice.
  • 2 Lead the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions and services to improve access and quality and safety in health & human service delivery, in local national and international contexts.
  • 3 Communicate effective and innovative leadership responses to health and human services problems with a range of audiences in the context of professional practice.
  • 4 Apply leadership & management competencies in professional practice, including expert judgement, self-management, reflective and ethical practice
  • 5 Plan and implement ethical health & human service evaluation and research relevant to system change, policy development and personal professional practice, drawing upon detailed knowledge of research principles and methods
  • 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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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 resourcemanagement and health policy development. It aims to help students develop a clear understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare environment and the importance…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of governance, clinical governance and risk management within the field of health and human services covering the relatively recent development and changes that have occurred in these areas. The Unit will also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Choose one from the following:

    Globally, health systems are tasked with responding to contemporary challenges and the related disease burden and health needs of their population. This unit takes a systems approach to examine how health systems are designed, the key components, who pays, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    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

    This course is not accepting applications.

    Tertiary: An undergraduate degree (AQF 7) from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution. Alternative Entry: Where standard entry is not able to be met the following criteria for alternative entry will be considered by the relevant Course Coordinator ‐ · Relevant work experience (Specific occupations, workplace settings and industries are more relevant for specific courses and will receive greater weighting in consideration) demonstrating the relevance of the course; · A record of high achievement in any other qualifications or uncompleted undergraduate qualifications such as Distinction average; and · An assessment of the prospective student's capacity to successfully undertake postgraduate study including reading, writing, analysis and research. · Applicants may be required to undertake an interview with the relevant Course Coordinator in person or via phone call or Skype

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

    Students who complete the Bachelor of Health and Human Services (Leadership) Professional Honours can articulate into the Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services). The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) provides an exit award for the Bachelor of Health and Human Services (Leadership) Professional Honours

    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.

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