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Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL)

  • C1136GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, POLICY AND LEADERSHIP

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Title Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL)
Course Code C1136
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Ana Rita Sequeira | Email: A.Sequeira@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6260

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL)
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
FutureLearn (Australia) ['FTLEARN'] (online)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Effective leadership and management, as well as an understanding of the economics and governance of health policies, are vital in the health care sector. This course provides a conceptual, strategic and practical toolkit to current and future health sector professionals to enable them to respond innovatively to these challenges.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings A recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any area.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Health Administration, Policy and Leadership graduates will be able to:
* understand the interdependence of local, national and
international healthcare challenges, and their intersection with key
national and international health systems and institutions;
* appreciate the legal, economic and social challenges of equitable
and efficient healthcare financing and delivery;
* be able to apply core theoretical and analytical perspectives and
debates in health administration policy and leadership;
* demonstrate high-level analytic skills to meet the demands of
complex health industry challenges;
* develop and evaluate health policy; and
* display ethical management and leadership skills appropriate to the
field.
Employment Prospects Health is one of Australia's largest industries, with over 1 million people employed nationally. It is also WA's largest single employment sector. International trends suggest that the increasing demand for executives, managers, professionals, administrators and analysts working in the healthcare industry will require specialised multidisciplinary skills and qualifications in health administration, policy, management, economics, law, epidemiology, informatics and communications. Individuals already in the workforce will increasingly need to develop these skills to progress in their career. It is expected that the main employment prospects for graduates of this course will be in the local, national and international health industry.
Main research areas Health policy, healthcare administration, health economics, health management, public health, leadership, epidemiology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 150 places), S1-external, S2-internal (quota of 150 places), S2-external
FTLEARN: FTL2-online

Specialisation - 9 credit points

Select from one of the specialisations below. Note: Students may choose units from across specialisations however they will then not be eligible for recognition of a specialisation on their transcript.

Administration and Leadership Specialisation

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

Informatics and Analytics Specialisation

Students seeking to complete the Informatics and Analytics Specialisation are to contact the Chair of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership for enrolment advice.

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
FTLEARN: FTL1-online

SWM531 Health Data Analytics - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM533 Principles of Health Informatics - 3 points
Not available this year

Policy and Evaluation Specialisation

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
FTLEARN: FTL1-online

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (FutureLearn) Specialisation - 12 credit points

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
FTLEARN: FTL1-online

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 150 places), S1-external, S2-internal (quota of 150 places), S2-external
FTLEARN: FTL2-online

LLM614 Health Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal
FTLEARN: FTL3-online

VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
FTLEARN: FTL1-online, FTL3-online

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