The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI), working in partnership with Metro North HHS, have developed a new major for the QUT Graduate Certificate in Health Science. The aim of the Health Services Innovation major is to increase the capacity of health professionals to implement innovative change in health services.
A cohort of up to 38 MNHHS students will commence the Graduate Certificate in 2019.
Graduates will have comprehensive knowledge of methods to implement change in health services, the funding and governance context of health service delivery, and evaluation methods for measuring change, including cost-effectiveness analysis.
The cohort will be guided through four units, part-time over 2 years (see table 1).
Table 1: Summary of units for MNHHS students commencing in 2019
Students must have:
A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or
A completed recognised diploma qualification (or higher award) with at least three years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional work experience which includes at least one year in a supervisory or leadership role (e.g. with responsibility for decision making, team work, quality assurance, and/or policy development); or
Current registration within the applicant’s field of practice with a nationally recognised professional body with at least three years full-time equivalent (FTE) professional work experience
Implementation Science –
Theory and Application in Health
This new unit builds on AusHSI’s existing Knowledge Translation short course and prepares students for implementing and embedding evidence-based practice in healthcare. The Knowledge Translation short course is not repeated through this unit as new and different content will be delivered for the Graduate Certificate.
The unit will be delivered in semester one, year one via two learning blocks. The first learning block is 3-days and the second is 2-days.
Assessment is completed in students’ own time between learning block one and two, and also following learning block two.
The unit outline can be accessed here.
(2018 version – subject to minor change)
Health Care Delivery and Reform
This is an existing unit at QUT in which students learn the structure, governance and financing of health systems, focusing on the Australia health system.
This unit will be delivered to MNHHS students in semester two, year one via two learning blocks. Each learning block is two days.
Assessment is completed in students’ own time following learning block two.
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Healthcare
This new unit builds on AusHSI’s existing Cost-Effectiveness short course and teaches students how to critically use cost-effectiveness analysis in healthcare decision-making. The Cost-Effectiveness short course is not repeated through this unit as new and different content will be delivered for the Graduate Certificate.
The unit will be delivered in semester one, year two via a five-day learning block.
Students will work on and complete 50% of their assessment in groups during days four and five of the learning block with the support of AusHSI tutors. Students will complete the remaining assessment in their own time during the semester.
This is an existing unit at QUT, offered to MNHHS staff as the capstone unit in semester two, year two. The activity during this unit is very flexible. Possible activities include:
Cohort students will have a clinical and a QUT supervisor for this unit and the project assessment will usually need to be completed within a 13 week time-frame.
AusHSI staff and a dedicated MNHHS staff person (clinical coordinator) will support MNHHS students to commence planning for this unit in the first year of enrolment in the Graduate Certificate.
Assessment is a project report and is due in the final week of the semester. The project is completed in students’ own time.
For all enquiries, please contact Greg Merlo on (07) 3138 6427.
CRICOS No. 00213J (QUT)
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