Health systems across the world are facing unprecedented challenges
The online Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership will develop your understanding of the causes and impact of the financial, social and environmental challenges health systems are facing across the world.
You’ll develop the highly sought-after skills to develop and evaluate health policy and gain ethical and management and leadership skills. Crucially, you’ll walk away with the skills to effectively design health responses so people can access the right care.
Studying the course online
This course is offered online through our digital learning partner, FutureLearn.
Studying through FutureLearn is a powerful way to learn online. Storytelling, discussion, peer support and visible learning make it a rewarding and unique experience. You also have the chance to complete a free taster module, Healthy Futures: How Can We Create the Most Effective Healthcare System? that will also be counted towards the full qualification.
Try a taster module, for free
Enjoy the free introductory module before committing to the full online degree program.
Study at your own pace, wherever you are
Access course content on mobile, tablet or desktop, wherever you have internet connection.
Flexible, interactive environment
The digital learning experience gives you access to high-quality videos and online discussion where you can gain support from your peers as well as Murdoch’s world-class academics.
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Learn from our free-thinking, world-class academics
Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci heads the Health Policy Program in the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, and has held numerous positions with leading universities, government, non-government and private organisations. View Francesco's profile
Ana Rita Sequeira
Dr Ana Rita Sequeira is a lecturer and researcher with a focus on global and public health; health promotion and health policy; critical and interpretative approaches; development studies and how to translate research into practice. View Ana's profile
Course structure and learning outcomes
Effective leadership and management skills, and an understanding of the economics and governance of health are vital for leadership careers in the health sector. This course will provide students a theoretical basis and analytical skills in economics, governance, epidemiology and health law in order to better understand healthcare challenges.
Designed for recent graduates and those who may be exploring a new career in the health sector, this Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership can be completed entirely online and supports the growing global demand for health service professional medical associations, consultancy firms, insurance companies, medical technology firms and agencies, hospitals, advisory boards, government departments, and NGOs with a health policy and leadership focus.
When you choose to study the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership online you will be taught through FutureLearn, a global social learning platform that offers a flexible, highly-interactive digital learning experience.
Health Administration, Policy and Leadership graduates will be able to:
- understand the interdependence of local, national and international healthcare challenges, and their intersection with key national and international health systems and institutions;
- appreciate the legal, economic and social challenges of equitable and efficient
healthcarefinancing and delivery;
- be able to apply core theoretical and analytical perspectives and debates in health administration policy and leadership;
- demonstrate high-level analytic skills to meet the demands of complex health industry challenges;
- develop and evaluate health policy; and
- display ethical management and leadership skills appropriate to the field.
In the free taster, you'll likely be spending between 4 to 6 hours a week in your course. This includes viewing and reading time, as well as participation in activities. In a Graduate Certificate
Other important information
Whilst there are no prerequisites for the free taster module, to progress to the Graduate Certificate you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria.
- A recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any area
- Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0
Eligibility for a degree at Murdoch is generally based around your previous education, professional experience, and English language competence.
The taster module, Healthy Futures, includes a formative assessment task, which can later contribute to the assessments in the Graduate Certificate. This task will not be used to judge entry eligibility for the Graduate Certificate.
Each program in the course offered through Futurelearn is AUD$1,800.
For a typical Graduate Certificate level course this will comprise of four units at a total cost of AUD$7,200 (paid per unit).