Learn to better Manage Health Services
Designed as a professional development course for people working in the health industry; to expand their scope and depth of knowledge; grow their awareness and improve their capacity to do productive work in that industry.
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate in Health Services Management.
- Health & Fitness I BRE101
- Management VBS105
- Medical Terminology BSC109
- Personnel Management VBS107
- Sales Management BBS102
- Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
Study the following after the above modules:
- Research Project I BGN102
- Workshop I BGN103
In addition to the compulsory modules, students study any 1 of the following modules.
Industry Project BIP000
Anger Management BPS111
Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
Biopsychology I BPS108
Counselling Skills I BPS109
Counselling Skills II BPS110
E Commerce BIT100
Fitness Risk Management VRE104
Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
Human Nutrition I BRE102
Marketing Foundations VBS109
Marketing Psychology BPS107
Stress Management VPS100
Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
Advanced Aerobics BRE208
Aged Care and Counselling BPS212
Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB) BSC201
Biopsychology II BPS204
Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
Counselling Techniques BPS206
Developmental, Learning, Behavioural Disorders in Children & Adolescents BPS215
Health & Fitness II BRE201
Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
Human Nutrition II BRE202
Managing Mental Health in Adults BPS216
Muscles & Movement (Human Biology II) BSC202
Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210
Operations Management VBS201
Project Management BBS201
Research Project II BGN201
Research Project III BGN202
Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
Biophilic Landscaping BHT343
Cardiorespiratory Performance (Human Biology III) BSC301
Children's Nutrition BRE304
Health & Fitness III BRE301
Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
Human Nutrition III BRE302
Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
Psychological Assessment BPS308
Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
Weight Loss Consultant BRE307
900 hours of self paced study
Learn About Health Services in their Broadest Context
For most people, health services may raise the idea of doctors, nurses and hospitals.
In reality, health services are arguably far more wide ranging than that.
Health is composed of 5 main areas which interact with each other.
- Physical health refers to our physical fitness, lack of disease, strength and general vitality. Posture and nutrition are aspects to consider when thinking of physical health.
- Mental health relates to ones emotional state and their ability to resolve problems, make decisions and find contentment within the decisions made.
- Social health relates to actions and behaviours and looks at how you interact and maintain relationships with others.
- Spiritual health is about ideals, purposes and aspirations for life. It links to goal setting and having confidence to take risks, to use imagination and have ambition.
- Cultural health involves being a responsible citizen with respect for others. This also involves having active contribution to society and community affairs, volunteering or support worthwhile charities and events.
Consider Health Care Systems
A healthcare system is the organisation by which health care is provided and this varies between country to country as well as including either public and private health care or a hybrid of both. Some countries have systems that are all public and paid for by the government. These insure that everyone is seen who is ill. Other countries have privatised health care – you need to be covered by insurance or be extremely wealthy to pay for your health care.
Publicly funded medicine is a healthcare system that is financed entirely or in majority part by government funds – usually paid for taxes and taxpayers. Publicly funded medicine is often referred to as socialised medicine, nationalised medicine, or universal healthcare.
These sometimes can be reciprocal such as with Australia, Italy, and Denmark – these countries respect the healthcare system in the other country. In some countries alternative or complementary medicine may also be treated just as allopathic medicine. Treating a person practicing in naturopathy at the same level as a medical doctor – both be primary health care providers and covered by insurance plans as well as government funded rebates.
Publicly funded medicine may be administered and provided by the government; however, in some systems, medicine is publicly funded but most health providers are private entities. The hospital is a private institution, yet the bill is still being paid for by state or federal monies. The organisation providing public health insurance is not necessarily a public administration, and its budget may be isolated from the main state or federal budget. In the same note some systems do not necessarily provide universal healthcare or restrict coverage to public health facilities.
Purely private enterprise healthcare systems are comparatively rare. Where they exist, it is usually for a comparatively well-off sub population in a poorer country with a poorer standard of healthcare–for instance, private clinics for a small, wealthy expatriate population in an otherwise poor country, but there are countries with a majority-private healthcare system with residual public service. The United States falls into this category although most of the public healthcare there is privately funded by larger companies, institutions, as well as corporations.