Study Health Administration, Policy and Leadership online

Gain a Graduate Certificate when you choose to study online through our partner FutureLearn.

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.

Studying the course through FutureLearn is a powerful way to learn online. Storytelling, discussion, peer support and visible learning make it a rewarding and unique experience that also allows you to complete a free taster course that will also be counted towards the full qualification.

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.

 

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Try a taster course, 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.

Access Murdoch's teaching excellence wherever you are in the world

Take advantage of Murdoch University's teaching excellence and world-class academics wherever you are in the world and complete your Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership, entirely online.

We want you to be confident that studying the Graduate Certificate online works for you, so you won’t be asked to pay anything upfront. You’ll get the first ‘taster’ module Healthy Futures: How Can We Create the Most Effective Healthcare System? absolutely FREE and it will be counted towards the full qualification.

You'll be given the structure, support and space to succeed in your own way and graduate with the sought-after skills to forge your own career path and understand the impact of health policy on our daily lives while helping to solve some of the world's biggest healthcare problems.

Learn from our free-thinking, world-class academics

Francesco Paolucci

Francesco Paolucci

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

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 this course online you will be taught through FutureLearn, a global social learning platform that offers a flexible, highly-interactive digital learning experience.

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 healthcare financing 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.
Program 1: Health Policy and Governance
Course 1
Healthy Futures: How Can We Create the Most Effective Healthcare?
Course 2
Power and politics in health policy
Course 3
Making health policy
Course 4
Health systems on the world stage
Program 2: Health Economics and Finance
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4
Program 3: Public Health and Epidemiology
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4
Program 4: Health Law
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4

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Sign up for the first taster module Healthy Futures: How Can We Create the Most Effective Healthcare System? today. It's absolutely FREE and can be counted towards the full Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership.

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