Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will choose from a range of specialist topics in health planning, services and economics. You will also be given the chance to learn to effectively undertake your own research and analyse the results.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline plus work experience in health administration. Applicants without the required qualifications and work experience may be required to undertake additional bridging units.
  • Academic title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration
  • Course description
    Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration


    Course CRICOS Code: 007874D
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


    This course develops the ability to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate systems of health care delivery. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for senior administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health service areas. It is aimed at both health professionals intending to acquire management and administrative skills and non-health professionals seeking a career in health administration.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A basic qualification at degree level or its equivalent in an appropriate profession together with work experience in health administration. Applicants without qualifications and work experience, may be required to undertake bridging units for admission.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Management.

    Additional Course Expenses

    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    13154     v.2           Health Care Systems 681                                              3.0     25.0
    6115       v.9           Health Services Management 584                                 3.0     25.0
                                   SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                                 50.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    11099     v.2           Health Planning and Evaluation 582                             3.0     25.0
    13367     v.2           Health Services Quality Development 583                    3.0     25.0
    4860       v.5           Health Economics 584                                                   3.0     25.0
                                   SELECT 1 OPTION                                                                   25.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                       Hrs/Wk     Credit

    13152     v.3 +        Health Research Methods 681                                     4.0     25.0
    13186     v.2           Health Services Bioethics 684                                      3.0     25.0
    13368     v.3           Health Services Financial Management 585                 3.0     25.0
    13626     v.2           Health, Stress and the
                                   Management Environment 682                                     3.0     25.0
    306308   v.2 +        Health Research Methods 781                                      4.0     25.0
    309935   v.1           Introduction to Health Informatics 681                         3.0     25.0
    6238       v.10         Health Project 590                                                        4.0     25.0

    +              Students may study both Health Research Methods 681 and Health Research Methods 781 but must complete at least one if continuing onto Masters level. Health Research Methods 681 is offered in all semesters of the program.

    Year      Location                 Period             All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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