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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertHlthServMt
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Postgraduate office: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email or visit

Course coordinator

Professor Just Stoelwinder


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
  • Part-time study only.
  • Students are required to attend a number of compulsory on-campus/on-site study blocks each semester.


This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, targets professionals working within the health care sector who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the management of health services. It provides core competencies in health services management, including leadership, human resource and financial management of health services.


On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:

  • apply a detailed understanding of the principles of financial and resource management to a health care context
  • understand the difference between leadership and management
  • critically appraise the interface between health care management theory practice
  • develop skills in the analysis of management problems and problem solving techniques
  • demonstrate the interpersonal, communication and team leadership skills appropriate for senior health care managers
  • demonstrate skills in literature review, report writing, oral presentations, verbal and visual communications
  • demonstrate knowledge and develop skills in two areas of interest.


Assessment includes web-based tasks, written assignments, examinations and individual and group presentations.


This course comprises two core and two elective units.


Core units

  • MPH2066 Clinical leadership and management
  • MPH2068 Financial issues in health care management

Elective units

Two of:

  • ECX9720 Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • MPH2065 Law for health systems
  • MPH2067 Principles of health care quality improvement

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management 2314 and then the Master of Health Services Management or can lead to the Master of Public Health 0046.


Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management