Comments about Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Management - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
This articulated program is designed for existing managers and practitioners looking to add management expertise to their existing skills base. Primarily it aims to prepare students to effectively manage a primary health care service in a remote area. It has a particular orientation to Indigenous health management and is applicable to remote areas in Australia and overseas. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island remote health managers and practitioners are encouraged to apply. Learning outcomes At the completion of the course, students are expected to be able to: * analyse their own cultural background and apply the insights gained to a study of the context and culture of remote health management in Australia; * recognise and analyse the key concepts underlying the development of the health care systems in remote Australia; * identify and apply the principles of primary health care to the management of remote health services; * practise as culturally safe managers of remote health services with an on-going commitment to community development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination, partnership and two-way learning; * demonstrate operational and strategic management skills and knowledge in the remote context; * analyse issues relating to the management of remote health teams, specifically in relation to human resources, supervision and performance management, financial reports and operational and strategic planning; * manage an effective and efficient primary health care service in a remote context by: - developing and implementing strategies to maximise workforce capacity - optimising financial capacity - designing and managing organisational structures and processes; * analyse strategic organisational structures and processes - intersectoral, partnerships, community participation; * analyse national/international policies and legislation that impact on remote health services; * demonstrate an understanding of bioethics and ethics related to working with Indigenous communities; * demonstrate leadership and advocacy in remote health; * apply health economic concepts in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health services in remote regions; * analyse economic arguments presented in the health literature; * apply the principles of project management to the remote context.
Applicants who do not hold the the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Management must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Management
The Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Management is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis. The program is normally undertaken in two semesters full-time or four semesters part-time.
Note: Full fee-paying places are available on request to students who are in receipt of a scholarship which covers fee-paying student tuition fees only.
The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Management and the Master of Remote Health Management, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
Students who have completed the graduate certificate are normally awarded credit for 18 units of topics towards the graduate diploma.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
Students who enrolled in the Master of Remote Health Management prior to 2007 are asked to contact the Course Coordinator, Ms Sabina Knight on (08) 8951 4700 or email: email@example.com
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Management, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Context of Remote Health
Remote Primary Health Care
Foundations of Remote Health Management: People, Planning and Money
Remote Health Services Organisation, Resources and Workforce
Remote Health Management - Policy and Leadership *
*This topic can be taken in one semester but is also offered in two parts as two 3-unit topics. Part A (3 units) and Part B (3 units) must be undertaken in two consecutive semesters as they are taught and assessed as a continuum.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board:
* the program must be completed within six consecutive semesters;
* no topic may be attempted more than twice.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 12 or more units may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.