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.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and 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.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
1 year FT, 2 years PT
You have a maximum of 4 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Graduate Diploma of Health Management
Graduate Certificate of Health Management
Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.
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 you will be able to:
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of principles of financial, resource and information management in clinical health care systems
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of medico-legal issues in clinical health management
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of basic elements of health care systems
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of health care quality assurance and quality improvement
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of factors which influence the design and implementation of health programs
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of epidemiological and statistical skills necessary for the understanding of evidenced based medicine, quality improvement and health program evaluations
- be familiar with research initiatives in clinical health policy and clinical health policy and clinical health services planning
- demonstrate skills in working in a team and team leadership
- demonstrate skills in literature review, report writing, oral presentations, verbal and visual communications and the basic use of computers
- demonstrate skills in analysis of the economic, political, cultural, ethical, industrial, technological and psycho-social determinants of clinical health care systems and their relationship to health policy initiatives.
The Graduate Diploma of Health Management is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Executives for entry and advancement purposes.
The course comprises 48 points structured into eight units.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.
The course comprises 48 points structured in two parts: Part A. Core units (36 points) and Part B Elective units (12 points).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-m5007.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Core units (36 points)
You must complete:
- Law for health systems
- Clinical leadership and management
- Principles of health care quality improvement
- Economics and financial management in health care
- Foundations of health policy
- Principles of Health systems
Part B. Elective units (12 points)
You must complete 2 units (12 points) from the following:
- Economics evaluation in health care
- Introduction to health economics
- Assessment in health professional education
- Leadership and innovations in health professions education
- Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
- Introductory epidemiology
- Introductory biostatistics
- Management theory and practice
- Applying and practising the principles of patient safety and quality improvement
- Research methods
- Ethics, good research practice and practical research skills
- Implementation and innovation in health care
- MPH5xxx Health Informatics
- Management and leadership of professional nursing practice (12 points)
- Human factors for patient safety
- any postgraduate unit offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine (excluding - ; - )
You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following award, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in the graduate diploma course:
- Graduate Certificate of Health Management after successful completion of 24 points from Part A.
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to the Master of Health Management or the Master of Public Health.