M4006 - Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management - 2017

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Admission and fees


Course progression map

M4006 (pdf)

Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

1 year PT

Students have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

Multi-modal (Alfred Hospital)

Students are required to attend a number of compulsory blocks of on-campus/on-site study days.


Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management


  • This course is not available to international students.


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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:

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

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by The Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) for college entry and advancement purposes.


The course comprises 24 points structured into four units.


The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-m4006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Students complete a. and b.

a. Two units:

  • MPH5266 Clinical leadership and management
  • MPH5268 Financial issues in health care management

b. Two units from:

  • MPH5020 Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • MPH5265 Law for health systems
  • MPH5267 Principles of health care quality improvement

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with M5007 Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management and then M6008 Master of Health Services Management or can lead to 0046 Master of Public Health.