Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Leadership (Online Delivery)

Course summary

Leadership and Management qualifications are important in developing skills for those who wish to obtain senior leadership or management positions in health. 

The Graduate Certificate is a pathway for further studies or roles in the sector and has been designed by industry and academic experts using real life, authentic learning experiences and activities. You will learn about clinical governance, healthcare systems, leading change in healthcare and emotional intelligence.

This qualification will broaden the employment scope for those working as health professionals with either a clinical or administrative background. You will acquire relevant critical skills and knowledge needed to be a health leader. 

This program is offered part-time, and is fully online, using best practice in technology-enhanced learning. It will be taught by experienced industry and academic staff.

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

UOW Online

Course Code

2132

Duration

1 year part-time

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience and a minimum of 2 years working within the health sector.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$6,624 (2019)

$13,248 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health subject to quota availability.

15% fee discount for online students
For any domestic student enrolling in this course in 2019, an automatic 15% fee waiver will be applied to the cost of the degree. This automatic discount will not be applied in conjunction with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Critically evaluate the components of clinical governance and the effect these have on healthcare systems.
2 Apply theories and frameworks of leadership for practice in healthcare systems.
3 Evaluate the role of leadership in effecting and leading change.
4 Critically analyse and synthesise complex challenges and generate strategic solutions to problems.
5 Exercise critical thinking in developing and applying new understanding.
6 Communicate knowledge and ideas regarding leadership and medical administration to a variety of audiences.
7 Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions related to being a health leader or manager in a professional context.

Course Structure 

To qualify for award of the degree, the Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Leadership, a candidate must successfully complete at least 24 credit points in accordance with the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
SMAH915 Clinical Governance 6 Autumn, Spring
SMAH916 Health Care Systems 6 Autumn, Spring
SMAH917 Leading Change In Healthcare 6 Spring
SMAH918 Emotional Intelligence for Leaders 6 Spring

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Health Care and Social Assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs within Australia and is projected to make the largest contribution of 14.9% to employment growth from 2018 to 2023. With this brings exciting employment opportunities and career options. (Source: Employment Projections)

Working in health requires real-world practical skills and contemporary knowledge. At UOW we're committed to 'enquiry-based learning' that teaches you to constantly seek out knowledge, analyse it and apply it in your chosen profession. We integrate technology into all our learning and teaching to ensure that you graduate equipped to excel in a constantly changing and technologically advanced world. You'll benefit from practical placements where you'll develop your skills on real people, in a real-world setting.

Our courses are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced practitioners/clinicians, so the skills and knowledge you acquire can be applied to real-world challenges today and in the future. Our professional health degrees are highly respected and valued by industry, so the qualifications you earn will be recognised and highly sought after when you graduate.