|Duration:||1 Academic Year ( 40 weeks plus holidays)|
|Intakes:||February / April / July / October|
|Entry Criteria:||Both national and international learners must be at least 20 years of age in the year of study and have a minimum a Level 5 Diploma in Health and three years’ related work experience, or a Level 6 Diploma in Health and two years’ related work experience; or a degree and one year of experience in health-related work; or the applicant can demonstrate equivalent level 6 academic attainment plus practical, professional or technical knowledge and skills in an entrance examination and admission interview that would be held prior to confirmation of enrolment. All applicants will be interviewed to evaluate their readiness to study this advanced Programme as part of the selection process. International learners who have achieved their qualifications in non-English speaking educational settings must also provide evidence of having achieved an IELTS Academic score of at least 6 or an equivalent NZQA approved English language standard.|
The development of this Programme has been motivated by a philosophy that values and supports positive understandings and relationships between diverse people informed by real life experiences in the Health project, goods and services sector. With this philosophy in mind the Cornell Institute of Business & Technology aims to contribute to the Health sector by enhancing:
- Understandings of governance and management
- Quality Management System
- Effective Facilitative Management
- Business Systems
- Research and Evaluation
The Programme utilises Learner centred approaches and employs an authentic practice-based approach to learning. Learners will be supported and mentored to gain knowledge through enjoyable and largely applied and interactive
MPublic Health Issues
Current health status indicators for diverse population are examined and analysed in relation to international benchmarks in this paper. Learners also examine preventative medicine and health enhancement strategies utilised. Creative thinking models are examined and utilised to plan responses to familiar and unfamiliar health challenges and to propose an innovative national Health Strategy.
Public Health Sector Governance & Planning
Code: DIPHAM 701
Governance and leadership roles and responsibilities are investigated and learners will develop a range of key governance and management documents and systems. Strategic and operational planning and continuous improvement oriented quality management systems will be developed and critiqued for application readiness. Strategies to ensure alignment and cultural inclusion are applied to governance and management documents.
Quality Management Policy to Practice
Code: DIPHAM 702
This paper examines the creation and management of essential policies and practices required by health projects, Programmes and organisations. Research will be drawn upon to develop effective and continuous improvement supporting systems and quality criteria. A range of factors such as technology, consultation, cultural inclusion will be investigated to overcome barriers and challenges that arise during health projects, Programmes and organisations.
Health Business Studies
Code: DIPHAM 703
Sustainable business systems, processes and practices will be investigated and analysed in this paper to support effective management of a range of business activities. The ability to propose, budget, plan and implement projects, Programmes and organisations and then to monitor, review, audit and evaluate these will be developed and supportive technology reviewed.
Advanced Facilitative Management
Advanced communication and cultural skills employed by facilitative managers are analysed and applied along with professional feedback and performance coaching capabilities. Creative thinking and professional reflection are also studied to support the ability to motivate and inspire staff to achieve at the highest levels of effectiveness and quality.
Understanding Health Research
Code: DIPHAM 705
In this paper major health research frameworks and approaches are evaluated and analysed, literature reviewed and Action and Appreciative Inquiry studied. The formal stages in research projects are analysed and ethical principles, dilemma solving and cultural inclusion investigated.
Public Health Issues
Code: DIPHAM 706
In this paper learners will create applied health research and ethics project proposals and then carry out in a professional manner on a topic of your choosing. The project will then be documented professionally and presented for feedback and comment. Projects should support professional capability development and have value to managers working in the health sector.
Health Evaluation Studies
Code: DIPHAM 707
Evaluative and audit models and approaches utilised in the measurement of health and management of health projects, Programmes or organisations form the focus of this paper. Learners will gain experience in evaluating projects, Programmes and organisations and then present their findings with continuous improvement recommendations to a group of professional peers.
Graduates of this Programme will have gained an advanced theoretically, evidence-based and practice-informed holistic facilitative professional health sector manager education. They will be capable of consulting, analysing, evaluating public and community health needs and employing creative approaches and management approaches to needs identified.
They will also be capable of managing Programmes, projects and organisations that address health needs in a professional and effective manner. Graduates will be able to analyse and create tender responses, work briefs, proposals, business and operational plans, quality management systems and manage staff, resources, Programmes, projects and organisations. Higher and associative critical, creative, analytical, evaluative and reflective thinking capabilities and associated applied practice and implementation capabilities will be developed. Graduates will have a range of advanced facilitative management competencies and be capable of professional responses to predictable and unfamiliar challenges and problems. Management practices will be safe, confidential, risk aware and ethical while technical advanced and accurate. Graduates will also be inquiring and capable of undertaking further and more advanced studies in an associated field. Further details of the graduates knowledge, skills and attributes are set out in a detailed Graduate Profile. Our staff will help you through the whole of the enrolment process, from choosing your course at the very beginning, through to finding accommodation and settling in when you arrive in New Zealand.
NZCDI, Programme Owner