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Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management (GradCertHCM)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management (GradCertHCM)
Course Code C1116
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Nursing
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management (GradCertHCM)
Duration 1 semester full-time (if commencing in Semester 1) or part-time equivalent subject to unit availability. Students commencing mid-year (Semester 2) will need 1.5 years minimum enrolment (a total of 3 semesters) to complete requirements.
Availability Murdoch campus (external)
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This Certificate aims to cultivate excellence in quality, leadership and management in health professionals working in Quality, Safety, Risk and Middle Management roles in acute, community, mental health, primary and aged care public and private sectors. This course will provide fundamental skills for a range of leadership and management positions within the health service industry.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in a health related discipline. Preparation for the course through previous study or professional experiences will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements Access to adequate library resources and to the Internet is essential for external students.
The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of health-care contexts for professional practice and as a pathway for further learning.

Graduates will have:
* a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent and contemporary developments in Health Management, Safety, Quality and Leadership;
* an in-depth knowledge of the evidence base for practice in health care management.

Graduates of this course will have:
* cognitive skills to demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and its relation to professional practice;
* cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse, and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice;
* cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts;
* communication skills, to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders;
* practical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.

Graduates of this course will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
* by applying initiative to management and leadership situations in a health care setting and/or for further learning;
* with the capability to operate with a high degree of personal autonomy and accountability.
Employment Prospects Enhanced quality, safety and management skills acquired will position students to meet consumer expectations of the healthcare system and to fulfil industry demand for increased middle management skills in order to enhance the quality of services.
Positions such as Accreditation Coordinator, Quality Manager, Quality and Risk Manager are essential within health services, particularly the private and aged care sectors, for their accreditation. Successful completion of this course will put graduates in a favourable position to fill such roles.
Main research areas Health, quality and management
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 - 12 credit points

SHP501 Safety and Quality in Health Care - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

SHP511 Leadership in Health Care - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

SHP510 Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal

SHP541 Health Policy in Australia and Beyond - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal

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