Healthcare systems across the world aim to deliver quality, safe and effective care to the population. However, many systems face challenges of limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly advancing technology.
This multidisciplinary course will provide you with a foundation of the key disciplines of health administration. It is designed for health service professionals from a variety of areas who want to enhance their knowledge of policy and management issues within the health care environment.
This course will prepare you for senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas. It is offered online, allowing you to fit your study in around your life.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Please note: This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand applicants.
What you'll learn
- Apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking in Health Administration
- Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of complex heath systems issues; Think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
- Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources.
- Effectively communicate in ways appropriate to Health Administration, mindful of audience and purpose.
- Use current technologies applicable to health care organizations effectively; recognising their advantages and limitations.
- Use a range of learning strategies; Take responsibility for one’s own learning and development; Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a Health Administration graduate.
- Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; evaluate healthcare systems nationally and internationally
- Provide ethical and professional standards of health administration with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences; particularly indigenous populations.
- Work independently and in teams; Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the Health discipline.