Top Distance Learning, Online Postgraduate Health Courses for Physios

If you have a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and are puzzled about what direction to face in your career as a health professional, this post might be helpful to you.

I know physiotherapists that just went ahead to get another undergraduate degree in medicine and even pharmacy while some just went for an MBA…but what options do you really have with a career in physiotherapy? Well in this post I will be talking to physiotherapists that don’t necessarily want a Masters in physiotherapy but want to continue as health professionals.

Physiotherapists are needed in the corporate world and not just hospitals or health centres, so if you find your interests leaning toward prevention of diseases or educating the populace then I have a collection of course suggestions for you. Some of these courses can even be done online…

Graduate Certificate in Health Science
Queensland University of Technology

Ideal for professionals looking to specialise in an area of health. We provide clinicians with the opportunity to undertake a specialisation to meet specific professional development needs. Choose from a wide range of options, including emergency disaster management, environmental health, and occupational health and safety.
Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.
Flexible study options – on campus or externally, online learning, or block attendance.
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
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Graduate Diploma in Health Management
Queensland University of Technology

Prepare for role as manager in chosen health field.
Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
Complete in 2 semesters full-time or 4 semesters part-time.
Flexible study options – on campus or externally.
Course duration 1 year full-time
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Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Queensland University of Technology

Ideal for career change, professional advancement, and clinicians looking to expand their skills.
Graduate to a career in food safety, disease control, prevention programs, health promotion and environmental health.
Specialise in emergency and disaster management, health promotion, health services management, epidemiology and research methods, or health, safety and environment
Opportunity to progress to the Master of Public Health.
Flexible study options – on campus or externally.
1 year fulltime.
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Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Queensland University of Technology

Gain expert knowledge in risk assessment, risk management, ergonomics, occupational health, law, and safety technology.
Complete in 2 semesters full-time, or 4 semesters part-time.
Flexible study options – on campus or externally.
1 year fulltime
Opportunity to progress to the new Master of Health, Safety and Environment
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Master of Health Management
Queensland University of Technology

Prepare to work as a manager across a number of health areas.
Study emergency and disaster management, quality and patient safety, risk management or a cross-specialisation. Note, the major is not part of the award title and does not appear on the graduation parchment.
Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
Choose to combine your coursework with a project or dissertation.
Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Applicants with a bachelor degree in a relevant area such as health, law or business may be eligible for 48 credit points of advanced standing on entry to the course. This will reduce the course duration to 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
Available online.
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Master of Healthcare Leadership
Southern Cross University

If you’re working in a health science discipline, like nursing, allied health or mental health, our engaging, flexible and interactive online Master of Healthcare Leadership course will help you meet the challenges and grab the opportunities of leadership in multidisciplinary and complex healthcare delivery.
Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. It’s the country’s largest employer, and employment opportunities continue to evolve and grow. As a Master of Healthcare Leadership graduate, your new research, clinical and management skills will equip you for leadership roles within primary health care, community outreach organisations, area health services, professional associations, hospitals, private practice, and local, state and federal policy making agencies.
1.5years fulltime, 3 years part time
Available online
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Master of eHealthcare
University of Queensland

Information and communication technology (ICT) is increasingly being used in health care and an understanding of ICT and its applications is now essential for healthcare professionals. This program provides knowledge and hands-on skills in e-healthcare and is suitable for both health professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of and ability to work effectively with ICT, and for graduates wishing to pursue careers in healthcare. The program explores the influence (both advantages and potential challenges) of technology in:
clinical practice
healthcare delivery
Students will critically evaluate developments in e-healthcare, analyse their effectiveness, and consider possible future trends.
1.5 years fulltime
Web based delivery
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Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion
Deakin University

The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion is incredibly useful for those looking to enter the health sector, as well as those already working in the sector who’d like to pursue management roles.
More and more workplaces are incorporating health promotion activities into their cultures. With our Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion, you will learn about current and emerging health issues in local and global contexts.
Students completing this course can also move into a higher award, such as the Graduate Diploma (H615) or Master of Health (H759).
1 year part time
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