100% online health single units
Gain the skills or knowledge required to help advance your health care career with a six-week single unit from Monash Online. In these 100% online units, you’ll develop valuable management, accounting, law, policy and other knowledge or skills to help you get the new job you’ve been dreaming of or that promotion you’ve been working towards.
Why Monash Online single units?
- Fast – Gain new skills or knowledge in six weeks
- Quality – Study postgraduate content from our Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health
- Experience – An ideal way to decide if postgraduate study is right for you.
- Flexible – Offered 100% online.
- Credit-bearing – May be used as credit for those that meet the entry requirements for a full qualification.
Supported – By academic staff with industry links and your own dedicated Student Success Advisor.
- Quick, short term learning that you can put into practice right away.
- Adding management, accounting, public health and other expanded capabilities to your resume to qualify for a new job or promotion.
- Getting new knowledge or skills if you are a recently-promoted health manager that wants to improve your leadership ability.
Do a postgraduate if:
- A full qualification is a requirement for a job you want.
- You need a qualification accredited by The Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM).
- You are completing a Fellowship Training Program by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration.
MPH5305 Epidemiology: concepts and applications
An ideal introduction to the specialisation of epidemiology, this unit explores key components including rates, sources of data, study designs, screening, prevention, and outbreak investigation.View unit
MPH5313 Challenges in public health
The public health sector faces several contemporary challenges. Learning more about these problems and exploring potential solutions will help you broaden your understanding of the industry and feel more confident tackling complex health issues.View unit
Health management and policy
The units available in this area will develop your skills and knowledge in topics such as accounting, health economics, health law principles, and delivering safe and high-quality health care.
Intakes: October 2019
Designed for non-accountants, this unit provides an introduction to accounting principals and will enable you to analyse and interpret financial statements.
Key Outcomes: To manage costs, oversee a budget, measure performance, and handle financial issues, as well as preparing and analysing financial documents such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
Intakes: May 2019
Learning the best practices for resource allocation in the health care sector could give you the extra edge you’ve been looking for in your career. This unit will show you how to analyse health policy from an economic perspective and use economic tools to measure efficiency and equity.
Key Outcome: To understand how microeconomic concepts apply to the health sector, and to approach the delivery of health services from an economic perspective.
Intakes: August 2019
Deepen your understanding of important common law principles and statutes that relate to health care. This unit explores key areas such as consent, negligence, privacy, euthanasia, abortion, mental health, and human rights – empowering you to become a more well-rounded and ethical health care professional.
Key Outcome: To understand how the law impacts the delivery of health services and to apply this knowledge in your own health management role.
Intakes: June 2019
You want to deliver the safest and best health care possible for your patients. This unit equips you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to measure, evaluate and improve the quality of health care being delivered by yourself, your peers, and your organisation.
Key Outcome: To understand what has historically led to the health care sector’s focus on quality measurement and improvements, as well as applying this knowledge to your own role using the appropriate tools (e.g. clinical indicator programs and satisfaction surveys).
If you already have a medical background, these units will teach you how to use your skills to influence public policy and practice within your community and beyond.
Intakes: March 2019
An ideal introduction to the specialisation of epidemiology, this course explores key components including rates, sources of data, study designs, screening, prevention, and outbreak investigation.
Key Outcome: To understand the purpose of descriptive and analytical epidemiology, as well as being able to analyse relevant study designs, literature, medical research, exposure assessments, and study results.
Intakes: May 2019
Develop your knowledge of how chemical, biological and physical hazards in the environment can impact health. This unit takes you through theoretical models of risk communication, evidence-based intervention and prevention methods, and the principles of assessing and controlling environmental health risks.
Key Outcome: To identify and analyse environmental health risks, and to implement the appropriate models for communicating, mitigating and preventing these risks.
Intakes: June 2019
Learn about the qualitative and quantitative research methods available for preventing disease and promoting positive health. This unit will help you understand which method is best suited to any given situation, while also informing you about the challenges involved in public health evaluation.
Key Outcome: To be able to develop suitable program plans and evaluation plans, as well as knowing how to differentiate and choose between quantitative and qualitative evaluation approaches.
Intakes: October 2019
The public health sector faces several contemporary challenges. Learning more about these problems and exploring potential solutions will help you broaden your understanding of the industry and feel more confident tackling complex health issues.
Key Outcome: To acquire a rich understanding of public health practice, how different disciplines work together, and the range of societal, environmental and political factors that impact the public health sector.