Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
Course code/s: HCHSM
|Mid year intake available||Yes (students can commence in either semester without a change in the course structure)|
|Course coordinator||Dr Zhanming Liang|
|Available to international students||No|
|Course duration||1 year part-time|
|Credit points||60 credit points|
|Leave of absence available||Yes, for a maximum of 12 months|
Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
|Notes||Please note that a Master of Health Sciences with a major in Health Administration is also available.|
This course is designed to meet the preliminary postgraduate learning needs of health care managers, and clinical and support services professionals, interested in health policy or management. The subjects provide an opportunity for those working in health care to acquire foundation health services management skills at a postgraduate level. The course is designed to introduce health professionals to the formal study of health management, assisting students to develop key competencies in health management, while exploring broader health policy and management concepts. This course provides a structure for the study of the health sector and health policy context in which the manager works, together with an emphasis on targeted knowledge and skills that effective managers need. The graduate certificate may be completed online.
The course is normally undertaken part time, over one year, and students are required to complete four subjects – two core and two electives – from the structure detailed below. After completion, students may apply to progress to the Master of Health Sciences. The Graduate Certificate will be subsumed upon completion of the higher qualification.
The program’s timetable is designed to accommodate working students, and offers a combination of evening, block and online modes. Subjects with classes are taught at the Collins Street (City) Campus.
Course intended learning outcomes
The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.
The course requires the completion of 60 credit points over one year of part-time study.
|Teaching period||Subject code||Subject title||Credit points|
|TE-SEM-1||LTU0AIM*||Academic Integrity Module||0|
|TE-SEM-1||PHE5HRM||Human Resource Management in Health Services||15|
|TE-SEM-2 or TE-WINTER||PHE5HSR||Health Service Resource Management||15|
|Online students may choose PHE5HOR plus two subjects from the following:|
|TE-SEM-1||PHE5AHS||The Australian Health System||15|
|TE-SEM-1||PHE5HEF||Health Economics and Finance||15|
|TE-SEM-1||PHE5HSO||Health Management Strategy and Operations||15|
|TE-SEM-2||PHE5HDD||Health Data for Decision Making||15|
|TE-SEM-2||PHE5HPA||Health Policy Analysis||15|
|TE-SEM-2||PHE5PDE||Program Development and Evaluation||15|
|PHE5HDE1||Health Data for Decision Making - Skills Enhancement||15|
|PHE5LAE 1||Health Law & Ethics||15|
|TE-SUMMER-2||PHE4CQM||Applied Quality & Safety in Health and Community Services||15|
|TE-SEM-2||PHE5HCQ||Health Care Quality||15|
Key:*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
1 Not available in 2018.