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C07048v7 Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management (GradDipHSM)
UAC code: 940815(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 040692B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

This course offers a mid-year intake for local and international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This is an intermediate-level course in health services management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowledge and skills, which leads to an enhanced capacity to plan and manage health services.

Graduates of this course are exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into the contemporary health service management environment.

Course aims

This course is designed to prepare new, aspiring, and middle health managers for roles in health services management in a variety of settings.

Career options

Career options include positions in health authorities, hospitals, primary and community care, aged care services, and other healthcare facilities in the public, private, not-for-profit, government and non-government health sectors.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 is a reflective critical thinker who influences practice, policy and research to achieve clinical excellence and transform healthcare services.
1.1 Critique and interpret data and research findings to develop safe, effective and evidence-based solutions to healthcare challenges.
1.2 Propose relevant problem solving and human factors theories to the analysis of common issues inherent in the management and evaluation of healthcare services.
1.3 Develop and implement validated change management methodologies appropriate to improving healthcare outcomes.
2.0 is an effective, collaborative and responsive leader who considers health care in a global context.
2.1 Differentiate between relevant leadership skills to effectively manage healthcare services utilising contemporary local, national, and international perspectives.
2.2 Contribute to research and quality improvement activities in order to maintain knowledge currency and influence healthcare practice and policy.
3.0 is socially, culturally and ethically accountable when engaging with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams, communities, organisations and jurisdictions.
3.1 Maximise demonstrations of social and ethical accountability to enable efficient use of resources and equity of access to optimal and safe health care.
3.2 Intergrate stakeholder partnerships in all healthcare decision making activities.
4.0 communicates effectively and appropriately in challenging, complex, and diverse situations.
4.1 Establish effectiveness and sensitivity when communicating with diverse populations to enable positive and sustainable change in healthcare practice, policy, and research.
4.2 Formulate modes of communication necessary to optimise outcomes across differing audiences, purposes and contexts within healthcare practice.
5.0 has professional cultural competence which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, socila, emotional and spiritual wellness.
5.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing.
5.2 Critically reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing.
5.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but who have extensive relevant work experience in a healthcare or human services field may also be considered eligible.

Applicants must have at least a minimum of one year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in a healthcare or human services organisation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study. Part-time students usually study two subjects a session.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 48 credit points, comprising six core subjects offered by UTS: Health, and two electives offered by UTS: Health and UTS: Business.

Course completion requirements

STM90763 Core subjects (Health Services Management) 36cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp
Total 48cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time and commencing in Autumn session and Spring session are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Spring session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90879 Electives 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program which comprises the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (C11107), the Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management, and the Master of Health Services Management (C04140).

Professional recognition

Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Health

Associate Professor Jo Travaglia
Course coordinator