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1 Postgraduate PUBLIC HEALTH COURSE GUIDE 204 latrobe.edu.au

2 CONTENTS The School of Public Health and Human Biosciences includes the departments of public health, human biosciences, health information management and counselling and psychological health. Our programs are designed for clinicians, administrators and health researchers. Why study with us? Fees, support and scholarships 2 Research programs 3 Courses at a glance 4 Art therapy 6 Counselling 7 Ergonomics, safety and health 9 Family therapy Gerontology 4 Health services management 5 Health information management 8 Health policy and health promotion 9 Health sciences 2 Public health 22 Service coordination and rehabilitation 25 International applicants 26 Apply now 28

3 Public health seminar, Melbourne Campus WHY STUDY WITH US? La Trobe University is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50 * and we are one of Australia s leaders in research. *QS World University Rankings 202 La Trobe s School of Public Health and Human Biosciences is a leading provider of public health and counselling education in Australia, and our Department of Public Health is one of the largest in the country. We have also established partnerships and programs in China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Middle East. We are recognised as a leader in health policy and management education, and for the distinct contribution made by our social and behavioural scientists. We aim to improve the health of individuals and communities through excellence in teaching and research. Our work contributes to the education of nurses, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, prosthetists and orthotists, orthoptists, oral health professionals, social workers, counsellors, art therapists, health sector managers, administrators and medical scientists. RESEARCH THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE We conduct research to benefit the health and wellbeing of our communities. The School of Public Health and Human Biosciences focuses its research in the following areas: chronic disease end-of-life care reform environmental health global health health services management health services policy and reform occupational health and safety public health and rehabilitation. FLEXIBLE STUDY AND EARLY EXIT OPTIONS We offer study options to help you fit your postgraduate study into your busy life. Some of our subjects are available via flexible online delivery mode and distance education. Along with this, our Master s programs give students the option to exit early with either a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (not applicable to international students). For more information, see course descriptions on pages 6 to 25. Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

4 FEES, SUPPORT AND SCHOLARSHIPS Whether a course is full-fee or government subsidised, you can study now and pay later. You may also be eligible for scholarships. Please note: this fee information is relevant to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. If you are an international applicant, see page 26 of this guide, La Trobe s International Postgraduate and Research Course Guide 204 or visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/tuition COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACES Some postgraduate courses at La Trobe have a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) per course. With a CSP, you only pay a contribution toward the cost of the course and the Australian Government pays the rest. FULL-FEE PLACES Alternatively, for full-fee paying places, you pay the full cost of the course. However, accessing FEE-HELP (see right) allows you to study now and pay later. See indicative fees for your course on pages 4 to 5. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FEES Student contributions for CSPs and costs for full-fee places at university vary by course. Both fees and student contribution rates usually rise by about seven per cent annually. For general CSP and fee details, see: latrobe.edu.au/students/fees For information about fees for your course, see pages 4 to 5. FEE-HELP AND HECS-HELP You could be eligible for government loans to pay full fees (through FEE-HELP) or your CSP student contribution (through HECS-HELP). For detailed information on FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP, call or visit: studyassist.gov.au SCHOLARSHIPS As a postgraduate student, you could be eligible for scholarships, awards and prizes. To see if you re eligible for any scholarships, visit: Coursework latrobe.edu.au/scholarships/postgraduates Research latrobe.edu.au/research/future/scholarships ADDITIONAL COSTS Clinical placements require a National Police Certificate (A$6 to A$34.70), immunisations ($500) and a Working with Children Check (free of charge). Accommodation for clinical placements may vary according to the venue and location. Our Master of Health Information Management requires you to buy additional items. The costs involved are approximately $400 for specialised health classification/ clinical coding books. You can buy books from any supplier and all items remain your personal property. The Master of Art Therapy course requires you to purchase some art materials (approximately $80). Please note: all costs are approximate and in Australian dollars. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements Public health staff STUDENT SERVICES AND AMENITIES FEE AND SA-HELP La Trobe University charges a compulsory annual Student Services and Amenities Fee. In 203, the fee was $36.50 per half year period for a full-time student and $02 per half-year period for a part-time student. The fee applies to all students, with some exceptions determined by the University Council. If eligible, you can take out a loan for payment of the fee under a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) scheme called SA HELP, by completing an SA-HELP form with a valid tax file number. All other students must pay the fee directly to the University. For more information and a full list of exceptions, visit: latrobe.edu.au/students/fees/amenities-fee 2 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

5 Public health conference, Melbourne Campus RESEARCH PROGRAMS Our diverse range of research programs gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the health sector. The School of Public Health and Human Biosciences consists of highly qualified academic staff with expertise in current counselling, health policy and health services research. We have an outstanding record in research and consultancy to the public and private health sectors, including local and international organisations. We study important public health topics and approaches, from health policy and health services management, to health promotion and palliative care. Our research is interdisciplinary, collaborative and directly relevant to health policy and practice. We mainly focus on social and systemic approaches to issues relevant to Australia, but we also cover China and Southeast Asia. OUR COURSES We offer the following research courses: Master of Applied Science Doctor of Clinical Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy) Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate). For information on how to apply for our research courses, see the Apply now section on page 28. For more information about our courses, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE The Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University conducts, facilitates and promotes a diverse range of high-quality research that advances knowledge in health sciences. Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 3

6 COURSES AT A GLANCE Course Campus Duration ART THERAPY Master of Art Therapy FS Full-time: 2 years COUNSELLING MEL Master of Counselling FS Full-time: 2 years MEL Part-time: equivalent 2 Master of Counselling Psychology MEL Full-time: 2 years ERGONOMICS, HEALTH AND SAFETY DE Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Ergonomics Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health FAMILY THERAPY Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy DE BOU Semester starts Domestic 203 full fee (A$) $7,340 per 20 credit points $7,340 per 20 credit points $20,050 per 20 credit points Part-time:, 2 $8,460 year 2 (60 credit points) Part-time:, 2 $6,920 3 years 2 per 20 credit points Part-time: year Master of Clinical Family Therapy BOU Part-time: 2 years Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy GERONTOLOGY BOU Full-time: year Graduate Certificate in Gerontology FS Full-time: Semester MEL Part-time: year 2 DE HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT Master of Health Administration FS Full-time:.5 years Part-time: DE 3.5 years 2 Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management CITY FS FS DE HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MEL Master of Health Information Management Full-time: 2.5 years Full-time: Semester Part-time: year 2 Full-time: 2 years $6,285 (60 credit points) $4,430 per 20 credit points $6,285 (60 credit points), 2 $8,755 (60 credit points), 2 $7,340 per 20 credit points, 2 $23,680 per 20 credit points, 2 $8,670 (60 credit points) $20,240 per 20 credit points 204 indicative international annual tuition fee (A$) Prerequisites Page $ Undergraduate degree in fine arts, graphic design, art education, psychology, counselling, social work, occupational therapy, psychology or nursing. At least one year of art therapy, counselling and / or community work experience (paid or voluntary). $ Undergraduate degree and some professional counselling experience. Those with other professional qualifications, or who can demonstrate appropriate academic skills, may also be considered. $ APAC-accredited fourth year in psychology at an Australian university with A or near-a grade average, or equivalent APS-ratified equivalent n / a n / a n / a n / a n / a n / a A relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. biological or behavioural sciences, health, allied health or industrial engineering) A relevant four-year undergraduate degree, or three year degree with Honours or additional evidence of suitability (e.g. other relevant studies, academic results and / or employment history) Undergraduate degree in any field, preferably in counselling, health or welfare, and completion of the Bouverie Centre s Introductory Workshop in Family Therapy or equivalent Undergraduate degree with at least B or 70-per-cent grade average, comprising: a four-year degree in a related discipline, or a Bachelor s degree and approved fourth year of study, or a three-year undergraduate degree in the health and welfare field, or a Graduate Certificate in Family Sensitive Practice or equivalent and a three-year degree in a related discipline Undergraduate degree in any field, but preferably in counselling, health or welfare. Special consideration may be given to exceptional candidates without an undergraduate degree who have worked in, and significantly contributed to, the health, welfare or education field for a substantial period. Undergraduate degree or graduate diploma in health sciences or related area that provides an adequate background. Applicants without such qualifications but with relevant experience may be permitted entry; selection criteria may include work experience and skills. $ Undergraduate degree in business or health field, and a minimum of two years of professional work experience. Applicants are also required to submit a one page statement outlining their reasons for applying, with two supporting references. Please note: distance education is not available to international students. $ A three-year undergraduate degree in business or health and a minimum of two years of professional work experience. Applicants are also required to submit a one-page statement outlining their reasons for applying, with two supporting references. n / a Undergraduate degree or equivalent and at least two years of professional experience in the health system $ Undergraduate degree (or subsequent postgraduate study and / or relevant work experience) Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

7 Course Campus Duration HEALTH POLICY AND PROMOTION FS Graduate Certificate in Health Policy Graduate Certificate in Health Promoting Palliative Care Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion HEALTH SCIENCES DE FS DE Full-time: Semester Part-time: year 2 Semester starts Domestic 203 full fee (A$), 2 $8,670 (60 credit points) Part-time:, 2 $8,670 year 2 (60 credit points) Full-time: Semester Part-time: year 2 Master of Health Sciences BEN Full-time: 2 years FS Part-time: equivalent 2 PUBLIC HEALTH MEL Master of Public Health FS Full-time: 2 years Part-time: equivalent 2 Master of Public Health and Master of International Development Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration FS FS MEL Full-time: 2.5 years Part-time: equivalent 2 Full-time: 2.5 years Part-time: equivalent 2 SERVICE COORDINATION AND REHABILITATION DE Graduate Certificate in Service Coordination and Rehabilitation Full-time: 0.5 year Part-time: year 2, 2 $8,670 (60 credit points), 2 $7,340 per 20 credit points $7,340 per 20 credit points, 2 $5,900 per 20 credit points, 2 $7,340 per 20 credit points, 2 $8,670 (60 credit points) 204 indicative international annual tuition fee (A$) Prerequisites Page n / a Undergraduate degree or equivalent, or relevant work experience n / a Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent 20 n / a Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent 20 $ Admission requirements vary depending on your choice of major. Normally, applicants should have a three-year undergraduate degree in health sciences or a related field and at least two years of professional experience in the health or related sector. $25 80 Undergraduate degree or equivalent in a health sciences discipline plus a minimum of two years of relevant career experience. Students without a degree but with significant experience are welcome to apply. $ Undergraduate degree in a relevant field and a minimum of two years of work experience in a health-related field (or equivalent) $ Undergraduate degree and at least two years of professional experience in the health system. Applicants are also required to submit a one-page statement outlining their reasons for applying, with two supporting references. n / a Undergraduate or diploma in the health sciences or related field. Applicants are normally required to have two years of relevant professional experience. Applicants with relevant industry experience will also be considered KEY TO COURSES Campuses BEN CITY FS MEL BOU DE Bendigo City Campus Franklin Street Melbourne The Bouverie Centre Distance education Abbreviations n / a APAC APS Not applicable Australian Psychology Accreditation Council Australian Psychological Society HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION Visit Find a Course for more course information: latrobe.edu.au/courses Browse discipline areas at the Faculty website: latrobe.edu.au/health Some courses offer a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places. See page 2 for more information. 2 Part-time study is not available to international students. Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 5

8 ART THERAPY MASTER OF ART THERAPY La Trobe University has continuously offered a program in art therapy for over 20 years. Art therapy is a practice that combines the creative potential of art making with the skills of counselling, set within a therapeutic environment. Our program is based on the principles and values of humanistic psychotherapy and provides you with a range of perspectives to practise in clinical, educational, rehabilitation and community contexts. This course consists of 240 credit points of study in a two-year, full-time program. It includes three semesters of art therapy clinical placement (totalling 750 hours) with supervision and a final project (0,000 words). Industry experience You ll complete three semesters of clinical placement with supervision, as well as an art therapy project. We offer clinical placements in a variety of settings, including: child, adolescent and adult mental health facilities child and family services drug and alcohol services early intervention and infant services forensic settings geriatric care Art therapy in practice intellectual disabilities mother and baby units physical disabilities palliative care special education. Graduates are qualified to practise as art therapists in clinical settings including hospitals, community health programs and rehabilitation services. Graduates can also find work in education and psychiatric settings and in aged care, palliative and forensic centres. You ll help people with varied healthcare needs including those dealing with substance abuse, eating disorders and in rehabilitation. Professional recognition This course qualifies you to apply for professional recognition by the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA). Additional costs You will need to pay approximately $80 for materials and $500 for immunisations. You ll also need to obtain a National Police Certificate (A$6 to A$34.70). Please note: all costs are approximate and in Australian dollars. MASTER OF ART THERAPY DURATION 2 S PHE4FAA Foundations of Art Therapy A PHE5CRP Culturally Responsive Practice PHE4ASA Art Therapy Counselling Skills PHE5ATL Art Therapy Literature Seminar PHE4ATC Art Therapy with Children PHE4ACA Art Therapy Clinical Placement A PHE4ATA Art Therapy with Adults PHE4PSA Professional Practice and Supervision A 2 PHE4FAB Foundations of Art Therapy B PHE5CMH Counselling for Mental Health PHE5ASB Group Art Therapy PHE5AFP Final Project in Art Therapy PHE5ACB Art Therapy Clinical Placement B PHE5ACC Art Therapy Clinical Placement C PHE5PSB Professional Practice and Supervision B PHE5PSC Professional Practice and Supervision C For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/art-therapy/postgraduate 6 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

9 COUNSELLING MASTER OF COUNSELLING This course equips graduates with the skills to practise as a professional counsellor. Counsellors help their clients improve their wellbeing, alleviate distress, and resolve crises, with sensitivity to diversity and multicultural concerns. Using a combination of theory, research and practice, they facilitate personal and interpersonal growth across the lifespan. The program provides a stimulating and collaborative learning environment, with skilled and approachable academic staff and small class sizes. The course is based on contemporary humanistic and person centred practice, integrating theory, research and experiential training methods. In first year, you ll complete six core foundation subjects. In second year, you ll do two semesters of clinical placement and complete additional subjects that further develop and strengthen your capacity to become a professional counsellor. Industry experience The Master of Counselling includes two semesters of clinical placement with supervision in the second year of study. Counselling practice session, Melbourne Campus Graduates are qualified to practise as counsellors in the public and private sectors. Counsellors work in settings such as community and counselling agencies, school and tertiary education counselling services, health settings, private practice, and not-for-profit organisations. Professional recognition The course provides the necessary theory, skills and placement experiences to meet the coursework criteria for registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Full registration requires additional post-training supervised experience as a counsellor. MASTER OF COUNSELLING DURATION 2 S PHE4CTA Counselling Theory and Practice A PHE4CTB Counselling Theory and Practice B PHE4EPP Ethical and Professional Practice PHE4RBA Research-Based Approaches to Counselling Practice PHE4GRP Group Processes PHE4APC Assessment Processes in Counselling 2 Semester or 2 PHE5CHC Contemporary Humanistic Counselling PHE5CPA Counselling Placement A PHE5AEP Advanced Ethical and Professional Practice PHE5CCC Case Conceptualisation PHE5CPB Counselling Placement B PHE5CMH Counselling for Mental Health PHE5ASA Advanced Counselling Skills and Reflection A PHE35ASB Advanced Counselling Skills and Reflection B For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/counselling/postgraduate Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 7

10 COUNSELLING MASTER OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY This course is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fifth and sixth year of study in professional psychology. Upon completion, you can register as a professional psychologist. You will gain skills to work with clients in group and individual settings, and address a range of problems and disorders. You ll also develop the skills to engage in high levels of reflection and self-awareness, and make productive use of clinical supervision. The course explores psychiatric systems and classification, and the use of psychometric assessment in applied work settings. Industry experience You ll be expected to participate in an internship under a suitably qualified supervisor in at least three agencies. You must complete at least,000 hours of practical experience in three different placement settings. All placements involve one hour per day of direct supervision. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). After one year of subsequent professional experience, graduates are eligible for membership of APAC s College of Counselling Psychologists. Graduates find roles that help people cope with daily life and specific mental disorders. This includes in a variety of counselling settings, such as private and public practice, hospitals, mental health centres and the education sector. Counsellors may also undertake research studies to further their understanding of the discipline. Students, Melbourne Campus Additional costs You will need to obtain a National Police Certificate (A$6 to A$34.70). Other fees involved are for registration, accommodation and application to the APS for document approval. Please note: all costs are approximate and in Australian dollars. MASTER OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY DURATION 2 S PSY5MSA* Individual Counselling Psychology A or PSY5MSB Individual Counselling B PSY5MCG* Group Counselling or PSY5MMC Mediating Family Conflict PSY5MAA Psychological Assessment A PSY5MAB* Psychological Assessment B or PSY5MCF Child and Family Psychology PSYS5MRA Research seminar A PSY5MIA Counselling Psychology Internship A PSY5MRB Research Seminar B 2 PSY5MIB Counselling Psychology Internship B PSY5MMC* Mediating Family Conflict or PSY5MGC Group Counselling PSY5MIC Counselling Psychology Internship C PSY5MCF* Child and Family Psychology or PSY5MAB Psychological Assessment B PSY5MRC Research Seminar C PSY5MID Counselling Psychology Internship D PSY5MSB* Individual Counselling B or PSY5MSA Individual Counselling Psychology A PSY5MRD Research Seminar D * Subjects run in even calendar years. Subjects run in odd calendar years. For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/counselling-psychology/postgraduate 8 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

11 ERGONOMICS, SAFETY AND HEALTH GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS This part-time distance education course is the foundation year of the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health. Successful completion at a required academic standard provides you with a pathway into the Master s program. Our curriculum is designed to help you develop the diverse range of skills needed in contemporary workplaces in Australia and internationally. It covers the core body of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) knowledge and related professional competencies for Australian OHS professionals, which is the a basis for accrediting Australian OHS tertiary courses. Beyond this core, course content reflects the specialist expertise of our staff at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors. The Centre is a national and international leader in research, aimed at developing more effective workplace methods for preventing musculoskeletal injuries Australia s largest OHS problem. We also focus on managing the risks of psychosocial hazards, which are important in a wide range of OHS issues. This course is also accredited by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board. The demand for tertiary-level qualified OHS professionals is growing. Government regulators emphasise the need for employers to use qualified OHS professionals. Occupational health and safety in practice This program is designed for people seeking a one-year, part-time professional postgraduate qualification in occupational health, safety and ergonomics. It forms the common first year of the Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health. Course content and assignments are adaptable to the needs and interests of a diverse range of students. Professional recognition Graduates can apply for various levels of membership of the Safety Institute of Australia and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australasia, depending on their prior qualifications and work experience. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS DURATION HBS5WDH Work-Related Determinants of Health HBS5ERG Ergonomics Principles of Work, Workstation and Plant Design HBS5OHA Occupational Health and Safety: Principles and Legislation HBS5OHC Workplace Management of Hazardous Substances in Occupational Health and Safety For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/ohs-and-ergonomics/postgraduate Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 9

12 ERGONOMICS, SAFETY AND HEALTH MASTER OF ERGONOMICS, SAFETY AND HEALTH This course enables you to combine study with employment and other commitments, without the need to attend on-campus classes. Our curriculum and assignments are designed to help you develop the diverse range of skills needed in contemporary workplaces in Australia and internationally. It covers the core body of OHS knowledge and related professional competencies for Australian OHS professionals. This is the basis for accrediting Australian OHS tertiary courses. This will be a key criterion for accrediting Australian OHS tertiary courses. This course reflects the specialist expertise of our staff at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors. The Centre is a national and international leader in research aimed at developing more effective workplace methods for preventing musculoskeletal injuries this country s largest OHS problem. In third year, you ll have the opportunity to complete either a minor thesis on an agreed topic of interest, or continue in the coursework stream, focusing on gaining further practical experience in applying research skills in a workplace setting. Demand for tertiary-level qualified OHS professionals is growing. Government regulators such as WorkSafe Victoria emphasise the need for employers to use qualified OHS professionals. Graduates can practice as OHS professionals and certified professional ergonomists. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for professional certification by the Safety Institute of Australia as a generalist OHS professional. For more information, see: sia.org.au/membership/grades You ll also be eligible for professional certification by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. For more information, see: ergonomics.org.au MASTER OF ERGONOMICS, SAFETY AND HEALTH DURATION 3 S HBS5WDH Work-Related Determinants of Health HBS5ERG Ergonomics Principles of Work, Workstation and Plant Design HBS5OHA Occupational Health and Safety: Principles and Legislation HBS5OHC Workplace Management of Hazardous Substances in Occupational Health and Safety 2 HBS5EAM Monitoring and Assessment of Physical and Psychosocial Hazards HBS5WAM Workplace Applications of Monitoring and Assessment Methods HBS5RPP Workplace Risk Management Principles and Practice HBS5MSD Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries/Disorders PRACTICE MODE 3 3 RESEARCH MODE All year PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services or PHE5AHS The Australian Health System or PHE5WPH Wellbeing and Prevention in Health or HBS5CIE Contemporary Issues in Ergonomics, Safety and Health PHE5ALS Action Learning Project PHEARS Advanced Research Skills PHEQMH Qualitative Methods in Health Research HBS5MIT Minor Thesis in Ergonomics For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/ohs-and-ergonomics/postgraduate 0 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

13 FAMILY THERAPY GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FAMILY THERAPY This course is ideal if you would like to enhance your skills in dealing professionally with families in education, nursing, welfare, family support, child protection, disability, drugs and alcohol, residential care and mental health. You ll be encouraged to relate theory and practice to your own work settings. We offer a basic grounding in family therapy theory as well as experiential work in small groups. Graduates may be eligible to progress to the Master of Clinical Family Therapy. Please note: further professional supervision and broader training is required for accreditation as a family therapist. We have strong links with many significant narrative therapy training practitioners and organisations locally and interstate, who contribute guest speakers and lecturers to our teaching and enrich the student experience. This course is offered on a part-time basis and you re required to attend six hours per week for two 3-week teaching periods. You re expected to attend all teaching sessions, organise regular clinical supervision in addition to contact hours and miss no more than four days in any year. Family therapy session Graduates may find work in the public and private sectors as a family therapist, counsellor, teacher and supervisor in family therapy. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for associate membership with the Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT). Please note: you re required to complete the Master of Clinical Family Therapy or an equivalent course (plus further professional supervision) for full clinical membership. Additional information The Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy is taught at The Bouverie Centre in Brunswick. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN FAMILY THERAPY DURATION FTH4WSA Family Therapy Work Skills A FTH4WSB Family Therapy Work Skills B FTH4IFA Introduction to Family Therapy A FTH4IFB Introduction to Family Therapy B For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/family-therapy/postgraduate Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

14 FAMILY THERAPY MASTER OF CLINICAL FAMILY THERAPY This course provides training in family therapy with a focus on supervision of family work and integrating family therapy theory. It s ideal for psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, youth workers, drug and alcohol counsellors, psychiatric nurses or workers from other professions who are suitably qualified and want to focus strictly on family therapy counselling. It offers a solid grounding in systems theory and ample experiential work, including supervised clinical practice in a family therapy context in teams of no more than six students. Family therapy focuses on the important role of the family and the power of relationships to foster social, emotional and mental wellbeing. This course is offered part-time over two years. You re required to attend six hours per week, including four hours of supervised clinical practice and two hours of theory. You re expected to organise regular clinical supervision in addition to contact hours and attend all teaching sessions, missing no more than four days in any year. Graduates may find work in the public and private sectors as a family therapist, counsellor, teacher and supervisor in family therapy. Family therapy students Professional recognition With some additional hours of supervision, graduates are eligible for clinical membership of the Australian Association of Family Therapists (AAFT). Additional information The Master of Clinical Family Therapy is taught at The Bouverie Centre in Brunswick. MASTER OF CLINICAL FAMILY THERAPY DURATION 2 S FTH5FTA Family Therapy Theory A FTH5FTB Family Therapy Theory B FTH5SCA Supervised Clinical Practice A FTH5SCB Supervised Clinical Practice B 2 FTH5FTC Family Therapy Theory C FTH5FTD Family Therapy Theory D FTH5SCC Supervised Clinical Practice C FTH5SCD Supervised Clinical Practice D For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/family-therapy/postgraduate 2 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

15 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN NARRATIVE THERAPY Narrative therapy focuses on the individual and their experiences. It assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will help them reduce the influence of problems in their everyday lives. This course explores narrative therapy theories and practices used when working with individuals, families and communities. You are encouraged to relate what you learn to your own work settings. Please note: further professional supervision and family therapy training is required for accreditation as a family therapist. We have strong links with many significant narrative therapy training practitioners and organisations locally and interstate, who contribute guest speakers and lecturers to our teaching and enrich the student experience. This course is offered on a part-time basis. You ll be required to attend six hours per week for two 3-week teaching periods. You re expected to attend all teaching sessions and miss no more than four days in any year. Narrative therapy practice Though not a full counselling qualification in itself, this course is particularly suited to counsellors/therapists and other practitioners in health, psychology, welfare and rehabilitation who wish to develop their skills in working with clients or learn narrative therapy for more formal counselling work. Additional information The Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy is taught at The Bouverie Centre in Brunswick. Narrative therapy observation Narrative therapy practice GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN NARRATIVE THERAPY DURATION FTH4NTA Narrative Therapy A FTH4NPA Narrative Practice A FTH4NTB Narrative Therapy B FTH4NPB Narrative Practice B For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/family-therapy/postgraduate Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 3

16 GERONTOLOGY GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY The world faces diverse and growing challenges associated with an ageing population. Gerontology coursework and research provides health and human services professionals with knowledge and skills to work effectively in areas associated with older people and make a positive contribution to the field. This course focuses on issues for healthy and independent older people as well as services and policies related to the needs of frail/older individuals. It embodies a multidisciplinary approach, integrating biological, psychological and social perspectives on ageing. You ll take four subjects including Foundation Studies in Gerontology and Care and Support Services for Older People, and two electives from a select list. This course is one year full-time and six months part-time. Gerontology students The program offers professional development to graduates in a wide range of roles, including health and welfare administrators, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals such as dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, pharmacists and podiatrists. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY (PART-TIME) DURATION CORE SUBJECTS Semester or 2 GER4FSG Foundation Studies in Gerontology GER4HWB Health and Wellbeing of Older People PLUS CHOOSE TWO OF THESE SUBJECTS Semester or 2 PHE5HDE Health Data for Decision Making Skills Enhancement GER5DCM Dementia Care a Multidimensional Approach PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation GER4CSS Care and Support Services for Older People PHE5AHS The Australian Health System PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making (Weeks 32 42) Elective PHE5IHP Introduction to Health Promotion For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/ageing-and-aged-care/postgraduate 4 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

17 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION This course allows you to develop skills and experience in the leadership and management of projects, health agencies, services and programs. It aims to prepare you to succeed in general management roles or develop as a specialist in areas such as project management or the management of particular health professions. This course does not require the completion of a research thesis, but it will assist you to develop your skills through a major action learning subject. You ll design and conduct projects in the workplace and prepare articles for publication. This approach develops practical management and analytical skills while building knowledge of relevant literature and important theoretical concepts, through a structured and collaborative educational process. Full-time students are required to start their study in second semester. We accommodate working students and offer a combination of day, evening, block and online subjects. Classes are taught at the Franklin Street Campus. Health administration student Graduates can find work in senior management roles in the public and private sectors, including hospitals, health centres, research centres, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, consulting firms and government organisations. Professional recognition The course is recognised by the Australasian College of Health Service Management and the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators. MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION DURATION 2 S PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management PHE5AHS The Australian Health System PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making or PHE5HDE Health Data for Decision Making Skills Enhancement PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation 2 PHE5ALS Action Learning Study PHE5ALS Action Learning Study PHE5HOR Healthy Organisations Choose two electives For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-administration/postgraduate Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 5

18 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION This double degree provides comprehensive training for professionals in health services settings who are seeking senior management roles in public and private sector organisations. It also provides managers working in non-healthcare settings with a pathway into the health sector. You ll develop skills and experience in the leadership and management of projects, health agencies, services and programs. You re required to complete seven subjects (35 credit points) from the Master of Health Administration (MHA), and nine subjects (35 credit points) from the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The structure covers essential content while allowing flexibility for you to pursue personal and professional interests. In the MBA, you ll participate in Boardroom Simulation in your last semester. You will complete an e-portfolio at the end of each semester (equivalent to eight hours). Classes are taught at the Franklin Street and City Campuses. Staff in a workshop Graduates can find work in senior management roles in the public and private sectors, including hospitals, health centres, research centres, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, consulting firms and government organisations. Professional recognition The MHA is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management. It s also accredited by the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators. Our MBA is an internationally recognised professional qualification in business. MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION DURATION 2.5 S BUA5VED Values, Ethics and Diversity in Organisations PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management PHE5AHS The Australian Health System BUA5FMA Financial and Management Accounting PHE5HRM Human Resource Management BUA5MGT Management Fundamentals BUA5PSD Personal and Professional Skills Development PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation 2 PHE5ALS Action Learning Studies PHE5ALS Action Learning Studies BUS5BIS Business in Society PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality BUA5MKG Marketing BUA5BAM Business Analysis and Modelling Elective 3 BUA5RL Responsible Leadership Boardroom Simulation Elective For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-administration/postgraduate 6 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

19 GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT This course is designed to introduce healthcare workers and managers to the formal study of health services management. It aims to provide you with key competencies in health services management and an understanding of health policy and management concepts. You ll study the healthcare sector and the policy context within which managers work, while developing the key skills and knowledge for effective management. If you are a manager with experience in other industries and are planning a career change, this course could help you move into the healthcare sector. You ll complete four subjects from those listed in the handbook to complete this course. You ll need to complete subjects listed in the course structure below. This course can be completed online. Graduates are likely to find work in middle management roles in health administration and health management. Health services management in the workplace This could include roles in the public and private sectors, hospitals, health centres, research centres, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, consulting firms and government organisations. Professional recognition This course is recognised by the Australasian College of Health Service Management. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT DURATION CORE SUBJECTS PHE5HRM Human Resources Management PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management PLUS CHOOSE TWO OF THESE SUBJECTS PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making PHE5HOR Healthy Organisations PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation or PHE5AHS The Australian Health System PHE5HDE Health Data for Decision Making Skills Enhancement PHE5HSO Health Management Strategy PHE5LAE Health Law and Ethics PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality PHE5CHS Comparative and Historical Study of Health Sciences 2 or PHE4CQM* Applied Quality and Safety in Health and Community Services * Online students may choose PHE5HOR in. For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-administration/postgraduate Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204 7

20 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MASTER OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT This course allows graduates of other disciplines to gain the skills and knowledge to join this rapidly expanding field. In this program, you ll combine theory with extensive practical experience across the health sector. You ll develop your expertise in health classification and activity-based performance management, management of health information systems, health informatics, analysis of health data, and research using health information. This course also includes management training so you can move straight into management positions. You ll complete 240 credit points of theory and practical/clinical placement. To provide a smooth transition into the Master s degree, successful applicants must undertake an introductory bridging course, depending on their academic background. (see Additional information ). The current shortage of qualified health information managers means that graduates are highly sought after. You may find work across the health sector including hospitals, health services, health related research centres and government health departments. You will be qualified for roles in health management, system data analysis, health law, clinical coding, clinical research and health services funding. Additional costs You should allow approximately A$400 for specialised health classification books. Books and equipment can be purchased from any supplier and they remain your own property. You ll be required to obtain a National Police Certificate (A$6 to A$34.70) and a Working with Children Check before doing a clinical professional practice placement. Accommodation costs for clinical placement vary depending on venue and there are a limited number of placement scholarships. Please note: all costs are approximate and in Australian dollars. Health information management students Additional information Please note: successful applicants who have not completed a degree in medicine, biomedical science, science (with studies in anatomy and physiology), dentistry, nursing, allied health or health sciences must do a bridging course as a foundation for further studies. For more information, see: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/pathways MASTER OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DURATION 2 S HIM4PPB Health Information Professional Practice B HIM5HMC Health Information Management C HIM4CCB Health Classification and Clinical Coding B HIM5CCC Health Classification and Clinical Coding C HIM5IHA Principles of Health Informatics A HIM5IHB Principles of Health Informatics B HIM5AHA Health Data Analysis A HIM5IEL Health Information Ethics and Law 2 Plus two of: HIM5AHB Health Data Analysis B HIM5HMD Health Information Management D HIM5RPH Research Project in Health Information Management HIIM5PPC Professional Practice Placement C HIM5HSI Health System Implementation HIM5CCD Health Classification and Clinical Coding D HIM5IHC Principles of Health Informatics C Elective For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-information-management/postgraduate 8 Public Health and Counselling Postgraduate Course Guide 204

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