Graduate Diploma of Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M6S)

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

Full Fee Paying 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 and internationally.

Graduates will develop in-depth 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 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.

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

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma program will:

  1. Integrate and relate 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, synthesis, evaluate and apply information relevant to improving health & human service deliver applying information relevant to improving health & human services across diverse contexts ;
  3. Critique the quality and relevance of contemporary research related to health & human services management, leadership and  delivery across a diverse range of settings;
  4. Analyse, generate and communicate effective responses to complex problems and challenges in the context of leading & managing health & human service delivery and personal professional practice;
  5. Communicate effectively with a range of  audiences and communities utilising different  modalities; and

Apply learning to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability as a health & human service professional.

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 and non-government organisations, service planning & commissioning roles within government and private practice leadership & management.

Course structure

Year One

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

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

Year Two

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 explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

     
Select two electives from the following list:
    

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. The purpose of this unit is to introduce key systems thinking concepts and practical methods to address complexity to improve the health of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides a framework for understanding the links between knowledge and practice. It is also designed to encourage the development of the capacity of health service leaders to identify and evaluate emerging knowledge relevant to their practice, and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring 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 concepts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

This unit is designed to provide information about the core concepts and skills for clinical supervision in the health professions. Students in this unit will explore current literature and research on clinical supervision theory and practice, and critically review models…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value and limitations. It will familiarise participants with the application of economic theory to health and health care issues, and review and analyse policy and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with the conceptual, analytical and strategy planning basis for effective public health intervention management and capacity building practice. Intervention management (assessing, building capacity, planning, implementing and evaluating public health interventions) is a core function of public…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape individual, group and organisational behaviours in healthcare. Using management theory, students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Students will investigate critical organisational issues including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on role of accounting for managers. Students will learn to use financial and management accounting techniques to enable and enhance their decision making. Financial statement analysis will help students make decisions about an organisation’s financial position, performance…

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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The aim of the unit is to develop an understanding of the key issues in strategic management particularly as they relate to managing the interface between an organisation and its internal resources and the elements of its external environment. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

or in agreement with Course Coordinator
Note: students wishing to articulate to the Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services) will need to undertake CAM720.

Entry 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)

Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) and articulates with Bachelor of Health and Human Services (Leadership) Prof Hons

Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services) and  M9D  Professional Doctorate of Health

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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