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Project Management within Healthcare

Designed for healthcare professionals and managers, this course delivers tools and methods for managing clinical and non-clinical projects within healthcare in Australia. It is designed for those working in a variety of project contexts, from contributors to managers and sponsors or those looking after a portfolio of projects. You will develop a range of practical skills, in planning, mobilisation, governance, budget management, communication, execution and risk management, while also equipping yourself to think outside the box.

What you will learn

You will take part in a series of live online sessions and self-paced action learning interspersed with coaching to help you apply learning to your live challenges. During the course, you will develop and enhance your project management skillset to better:   

  • Identify the drivers of clinical or non-clinical projects within healthcare in Australia
  • Develop an agile project plan in the context of the future of work in healthcare
  • Understand the core roles and responsibilities for the project team members throughout the project lifecycle
  • Create a project governance structure for managing and reporting a project
  • Develop the criteria for closing a project within timeframe and budget

Course presenter

Adjunct Associate Professor Huong Le-Dao contributes to education and research in health management and leadership within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Medicine. She is known for creating momentum, aligning teams, and converting thoughts into sustainable actions through her work at various public and private organisations in Australia and overseas. Her engagement at NSW Health Infrastructure involved collaborating with health managers and leaders to transform their models of care resulting from redevelopment works valued over $14 billion across NSW State. Huong was also involved in establishing the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority under the National Health Reform Agreement. As a change agent, Huong occupies Non-Executive Director and Board Member roles for not-for-profit organisations in the education, transportation, community, and health sector. She is passionate about better human experience and patient value in health.

Guest speaker  

Dr Thomas Loveday is the Director of Design at eHealth NSW, Australia. Thomas is a Human Factors Specialist and endorsed Organisational Psychologist, with expertise in human-centred design, organisational behaviour, and diagnostic decision-making. Thomas has consulted to many safety-critical industries including aviation, power distribution, air traffic control, rail, and health. In 2014, he established the Clinical Human Factors program at the Clinical Excellence Commission, the first program of its type in Australia. In his current role, Thomas is responsible for embedding human-centred design processed to improve the use, utility and usability of digital health products used in NSW. Thomas is also an associate of Macquarie University, where he was awarded his PhD for research investigating the relationship between diagnostic cues and expert performance in high-risk, high-consequence industries. In 2015, Thomas co-edited a book entitled “Diagnostic expertise in organisational environments”.

Optional assessment

All participants will be issued with 3 FMECH points upon completion of the course, which go towards the Executive Certificate in Health, attained by achieving 15 points. The Certificate can be used for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for 6 units of credit towards selected UNSW Medicine postgraduate qualifications.

If you plan to apply for RPL in the future, you must complete the optional assessment on this course. You will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in the assessment after completing your enrolment. There is no additional cost for the assessment component.

Who should attend

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, managers and leaders who are seeking the skills to engage, influence, solve problems and lead others for the future of work in healthcare through project management for clinical or non-clinical projects.

It is targeted at healthcare professionals and leaders in a wide variety of roles, such as: ICT Manager, Change Manager, Project Manager, Director of Nursing, Mental Health Team Leader, Director Surgery and Anaesthesia, GM Hospital, Director Public Health, Executive Director Operations, Executive Director Strategic Planning, Director Workforce and Culture, HR Manager, Head of Anaesthetic Department, Outpatient Team Leader Physiotherapy, Facility Manager, Director Clinical Services, Assistant Manager of Community Health Services, Supervisor of Security, Manager of Hotel Services, Workforce and Culture Team Leader, Chief Radiographer.

Complete the series to achieve your Executive Certificate in Health

This course is part of Series 3 – General Short Courses for the Future of Work in Health, for professionals and leaders who want to build the skills to navigate the changing face of the health sector. Designed to build a range of complementary skills, you can complete individual courses to fill targeted skill gaps or complete the series, building a future-focused skillset to thrive in a dynamic healthcare environment and earning your Executive Certificate in Health.

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