Prior to 31 December 2015
To be read in conjunction with the requirements for the course in which you are enrolled:
The Self Management specialisation is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification and have their candidature approved by the Dean (Education). However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
In addition applicants for the Self Management Specialisation must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualificatiion in a relevant field from an approved tertiary institution. The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. All applicants must also attach a resume of 300-500 words detailing previous tertiary and other qualifications, the reasons for seeking the qualification, the relevant experience they would bring to the course, and the value of the qualification to their field of work with people with chronic conditions.
The overall aims of the program are to:
- meet the extended professional development needs of graduates involved in the development, provision and evaluation of policy, planning or delivery of services to people with chronic physical or mental health conditions or risk factors for these conditions
- offer students an advanced understanding of the principles and skills involved in the development and implementation of Self Management-enhancing programs in diverse practice settings for health professionals and service consumers/patients.
At the completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- understand the context for the development, management, and impact of chronic conditions as these relate to health promotion, prevention, early intervention and the social determinants of health, particularly for vulnerable or at risk populations
- demonstrate a general understanding of core concepts of chronic conditions management (CCM) and chronic conditions self management (CCSM) and the implications of these concepts for health service consumers, service providers, professional practice, and health systems within Australia and internationally
- demonstrate a general understanding of the concepts of CCM and CCSM and their relationship with and implications for population health, public health and primary health care approaches
- understand the rationale for the 'chronic care' and 'patient-centred care' perspectives and other views of CCM and the importance of promoting self management for the person and the health care wider community
- effectively assess and critique a range of CCM and CCSM research, including a critical awareness of international models of CCM and CCSM and their relationship to the Australian experience.
Program of study
To qualify for the Self Management Specialisaton a student must complete 18 units with a grade of Pass or NGP or better in each topic.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education):
- no topic may be attempted more than twice
- the program must be completed in four consecutive semesters
- the program must be completed in one semester full-time or two consecutive semesters part-time
- a student may not include a topic which repeats work previously undertaken.
13.5 units comprising:
MHSC8111 Managing Chronic Conditions - Self-Management Support Approaches (4.5 units)
MHSC8112 Perspectives on Chronic Diseases Management (4.5 units)
MHSC8114 The Persons Experience of Self Management (4.5 units)
Select 4.5 units from the following topics:
MHSC8113 Education and Training for Chronic Conditions Self Management (4.5 units)
MHSC8115A Chronic Conditions Management for Specific Conditions, Contexts or Populations A (4.5 units)
By negotiation with the Course Coordinator students may undertake an alternative elective chosen from other existing programs (Primary Health, Health Promotion, Disability Studies, etc.)