Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management
Course code: 2314 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipHlthServMt ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 2 semesters full-time, 4 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
On-campus - for international students (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
Off-campus - for domestic students (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, provides a broad framework from which to manage clinical health care systems by attention to human resource, financial, information, medico-legal, political, cultural, economic, ethical, industrial, technological and psychosocial issues. This course articulates with the Master of Health Services Management or can lead to the Master of Public Health. Students are required to complete compulsory block requirements each semester.
On completion of the course, graduates should be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of: the principles of financial, resource and information management in clinical health care systems; the medico-legal issues in clinical health services management; the basic elements of health care systems; health care quality assurance and quality improvement; the factors which influence the design and implementation of health programs; the epidemiological and statistical skills necessary for the understanding of evidenced based medicine, quality improvement and health program evaluations; a familiarity with research initiatives in clinical health policy and clinical health policy and clinical health services planning; skills in working in a team and team leadership; in literature review, report writing, oral presentations, verbal and visual communications and the basic use of computers; and to analyze the economic, political, cultural, ethical, industrial, technological and psycho-social determinants of clinical health care systems and their relationship to health policy initiatives.
Students are required to complete seven core units and one elective.
Alternative elective units
Assessment includes web-based tasks, written assignments, examinations, and individual and group presentations.
Professor Just Stoelwinder