Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Services Innovation)
The Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Services Innovation) is the first university qualification aimed at enabling senior clinicians and health service administrators to develop, assess and implement innovations within the healthcare setting.
Developed by The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) at QUT in collaboration with Metro North Hospital and Health Services (MNHHS) the aim of the Health Services Innovation major is to increase the capability of staff to implement innovative change in health services.
The academic program has been designed to enhance our staff’s capability in implementation science (an emerging field that examines how to best implement research findings into practice), health systems development and reform, and cost effectiveness analysis.
This four unit program is delivered part time, over 2 years.
These will be taught through six 2-5 day block courses, with assessments between blocks.
The program is usually taught at QUT Kelvin Grove, however, the uncertainty around social distancing requirements in 2021 due to COVID-19 may require some material to be delivered online.
- Implementation Science: Theory and Application in Health: learn an evidence-based approach for introducing improvements in healthcare so they become usual practice and are sustainable.
- Health Systems: explore systems of health care both in Australia and internationally and the factors that influence the design and functioning of those systems.
- Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Healthcare: understand how to assess the combined value of clinical outcomes and economic costs. Become a better steward and increase healthcare value.
- Independent Study: a workplace-based project, supported by a clinical facilitator and AusHSI staff.
- AusHSI will provide a dedicated team of health economists, statisticians and implementation scientists to support the application of students’ academic learning to the planning, implementation and evaluation of workplace-based projects.
- MNHHS has created a new position dedicated to coordinating the workplace-based projects and identify additional support required from MNHHS to realize innovative change.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Services Innovation) is structured so that students can continue studies and obtain a Master in Health Management at the completion of their Graduate Certificate, if they choose.
MNHHS has committed to funding the development of the Graduate Certificate and heavily subsidised fees for the 2018, 2019,2020 and 2021 cohorts.
Additional information can be found at The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation website.
Want to know more?
Our course experience video series provides an insight into QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Services Innovation) and the impact you can make in Metro North – as a participant in the program or as a manager of a cohort participant.
Building research capacity: Investing in our People
A video for managers of potential cohort participants.
Make an Impact: Change the (Health) World
Considering the program? This video shares feedback from Metro North staff in cohort 1, cohort 2 and Executive Directors on how the program can positively impact your skills, knowledge and work practice.