Coordinate health services with the aim of delivering better outcomes for patients and local communities
The healthcare industry in Australia is complex, comprising a number of organisations across public and private sectors. As a result there is a growing demand for resourceful healthcare managers to interpret the complex challenges facing the industry, relying on their initiative and foresight to deliver high-quality healthcare outcomes for patients.
Healthcare managers focus on coordinating health services in order to provide better outcomes for patients and local communities. If you are interested in ensuring that health care is accessible and delivered in an efficient and socially responsible manner, then a career in health management may be for you.
The Graduate Diploma in Health Management emphasises fast-thinking, future-ready skills and strategies to make you not only employable, but also ready to take on a range of managerial challenges specific to the healthcare industry. Whether you are planning to work in health care or in the formation of health policy, completing the Graduate Diploma in Health Management will put you on the path towards a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry.
Professional networks continue to be vital entry points into many professions while also providing opportunities for ongoing professional development. When you graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Health Management you will be eligible for membership with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), the peak professional organisation for health care managers in the Australasian region.
This unit focuses on the principles and practice of management in health such as; organisational management; strategic management; resource management including financial and human resource management; information management; project management and change management. Develop analytical, evaluative and political skills for organisations characterised by constant change.
This unit focuses on the factors that influence the design and functioning of both Australian and International healthcare systems. Using the Australian Health Care System as a case study, you will be introduced to conceptual frameworks fundamental to the organisation of health systems, covering issues such as structure, operations, funding and evaluation.
Public health is one of the key concerns for a society, and a recurring issue for governments, legislators and health industry organisations and professionals.
Students will examine future national and international challenges within a social deterministic framework that emphasises pragmatic changes that can be made to institutions in order to improve public health.
Public health challenges specific to certain populations are also a core focus of the unit.
The health industry is one of the largest in Australia. The proficient delivery of these essential services has a genuine effect on people’s lives, which is why the successful management of health services is vital to society as a whole.
In this unit you will learn about contemporary issues in health management, and strategies to address these problems. With strategic leadership it is possible to improve the accessibility and quality of various health services, even in the midst of industry-wide complexity and ongoing change.
This unit looks at how economics is applied to the health sector and used in the financial management of Australian and international healthcare settings. Develop your skills in health and financial management decision-making principles and processes. Learn to effectively manage resources with the associated financial implications for your chosen area.
This is a foundational subject that introduces the core concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies, whether man-made or climate-related disasters. You will explore the various types, nature and impact of disasters and emergencies on communities in local, national and international contexts. An overview of the roles national and international agencies play in disaster management will also be a focus of enquiry.
Preparation is a fundamental concern for disaster emergency services and agencies. In this unit you will engage in the real-world assessment of disaster risk and the strategies of forming resilient disaster and emergency response processes. You will reflect on the international understanding of disaster risk, locating disaster and emergency response in a global context, based on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This unit highlights inclusive disaster response and recovery in a variety of contexts. It is imperative in the wake of a disaster or emergency situation that affected individuals and communities have access to needed relief within an enabling environment that allows them to recover and build sustainable resilience to the physical, social, environmental and economic impacts of future emergency and disaster events. Upon completion of this unit you will have a greater understanding of how to implement an inclusive disaster response and develop funding proposals.
Leadership is essential to the effective coordination of resources in emergency and disaster scenarios. You will examine the underlying drivers of risk – including increasing global interdependencies and uneven economic development – and have the opportunity to practice environmental scanning, stakeholder mapping, crisis communication planning and decision-making. All within a rapidly-changing environment. You will also learn how to prepare and deliver a media briefing using effective communication strategies and protocol.
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Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Health Management, graduates will possess a general overview of health management best practice and practical skills they can apply in their current and future roles within the health industry.
Further study may be required for some of these career options.
Health Policy Adviser
Become an expert in healthcare policy and learn to impart this valuable knowledge while influencing organisational health policy in meaningful ways.
Health Data Manager
Interpret and manage health information and data to ensure health care networks run in an efficient and organised manner.
Health Services Representative
Handle patient complaint and escalation processes with sensitivity and timeliness.
Health Services Manager
Work at a management level to plan, implement, and coordinate various health and welfare programs and services.
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