Graduate Certificate in Health Services Innovation2024-07-01T05:12:51+00:00

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Innovation

You will learn how to design and lead change through projects and change agendas.

Every aspect of this program’s development has been influenced by Metro North Health Staff and Executive feedback to equip you with contemporary, leading-edge knowledge and skills to meet our current and future needs as a health service. You will learn how to design and lead change through projects and change agendas. This postgraduate program combines elements of leadership, facilitating innovation, and achieving successful implementation of new ways of working. Delivered part-time over two years, this graduate certificate is offered in a blended learning mode, combining online, self-directed learning modes and face to face workshops (delivered at Griffith University’s Southbank Campus) in work time. The workshops provide opportunities for you and your cohort colleagues to facilitate deeper understanding of the material and build rapport with change makers of all professions from throughout the health service.

Application and selection process

Applications for COHORT 2 ARE CLOSED

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What does the program include?

The Graduate Certificate in Health Services Innovation (Accredited by ACHSM*) (see the four course descriptions below) student membership with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) an annual conference and three roundtable discussions with guest lecturer presentations from health service executives and industry experts a dedicated Metro North Research Learning Coordinator and Coach to support you throughout your transformative learning journey.

Australian healthcare systems, reform and change innovation

This course focuses on the Australian and international healthcare systems to particularly focus and examine the necessity and opportunities for expanded and improved ways of enabling reform, change, and stimulation of an innovation culture and set of opportunities.

Leading innovation and development in healthcare

This course combines the critical elements of leadership, facilitating an innovative culture, and achieving successful implementation. Learners will have opportunity to reflect on their own leadership styles, flexibility and adaption of leadership competencies and behaviours in different situations and settings.

Health economic evaluations

In this course, students will learn the principles of economic evaluation, how to critically appraise economic evaluations and how economic evaluations can inform value-based decision making. Students will be introduced to economic evaluation approaches such as cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis in assessing various healthcare interventions to guide decision making and setting priorities.

Health improvement evidence and implementation project

This course focuses on innovation and implementation science in the healthcare setting and on the use of improvement and implementation frameworks and methods that can be put into practice. Participants will practically design, implement and evaluate improvement and change projects.

Griffith University entry requirements for graduate certificate program

To understand the university pre-requisites and English language requirements for the program, please access the Griffith University program page.

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Course fees

There are four courses in the Graduate Certificate. Each semester Metro North Health will invoice you a course fee that aligns to your professional stream’s Professional Development Allowance with the gap funded by Metro North Health.

Professional development leave

Metro North Health and your sponsoring facility/ directorate/ stream is heavily subsidising your participation through recognising your attendance at face-to-face workshop days is considered a “normal workday” (similar to Executive Leaders Program).

You will be asked to contribute your annual Professional Development Leave (PDL) based on your professional stream entitlement for workshop days (20 workshop days in total) across 2024 (5 days), 2025 (10 days), 2026 (5 days).

The 5 days are spread across the semester, with no more than 2 consecutive days in a row. Additional days in excess of PDL are considered normal workdays supported by your work unit. In circumstances where no PDL is available you will be supported to apply for SARAS as essential training.

Got a question?

Reach out to Metro North’s Learning Coordinator and Coach Louise D’Allura.

Email:  MetroNorthResearch-GradCertHSI@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 3647 9761

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