Chronic Condition Management (6 months)
The postgraduate programs in chronic condition management aim to meet the extended professional development needs of graduates involved in policy, planning and/or delivery of services to people with or at risk of chronic physical and/or mental health conditions.
Core principles and skills involved in developing and implementing self-management enhancing programs in diverse settings for health professionals and service users are central to the programs. They address the broader issues around chronic condition management and self-management implementation within services and individual practice.
|Start Date:||March, July|
|CRICOS code:||External – available to international offshore students only|
Previous participants include health professionals from diverse disciplines located in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings and related community organisations across Australia and internationally.
The topics accommodate participants’ individual areas of interest and varied roles, and provide for learning across management of a diverse range of chronic conditions.
What you will study
These courses seek to offer you an understanding of the core principles and skills involved in developing and implementing self-management enhancing programs in diverse settings for health professionals and service users. In particular, they will help you understand the issues around chronic condition management and self-management more broadly and how to implement these initiatives into your service and individual practice. Topics cover areas such as chronic conditions management for specific conditions, contexts or populations; client-centred health behaviour change; self-management support approaches; implementing change in healthcare systems supporting chronic condition management; and the person’s experience of self-management.
“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”
Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student
Graduates are highly valued by employers for their specialised knowledge in chronic condition management. There are increasing opportunities for graduates in a wide range of health and policy related areas. Many become dedicated chronic disease coordinators or move into more focussed project and service roles. For students with existing health professional roles, this program offers greater opportunity for promotion and the knowledge to lead system change initiatives in the implementation of self-management enhancing programs.
Potential employers include:
- primary, secondary and tertiary health service providers
- health promotion organisations.