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Project Management within Healthcare

Jun 18, 2024 - Jul 30, 2024
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18 June to 29 July 2024


30 hours
(6-week block)

Delivery Mode

Online self-paced learning & learn with others via Zoom


(GST inclusive)

15% Discount

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PMWH15 at checkout




The course overview

SOLD OUT! Please register on our waitlist for the next run of this short course in February 2025.

This course is one of a series of the Future of Work in Healthcare short courses designed for medical and healthcare practitioners, research and IT professionals, managers and leaders who aim to deliver value to their projects within healthcare.

The course offers practical tools, techniques and methods for managing clinical and non-clinical projects. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge in agile and traditional (waterfall) project management within healthcare. Through the progression of this course, you will reflect on the implications of the future of health as you manage and lead projects in the 21st century.

At the end of the course, you will be prepared to think outside the box about project management and how it can be adopted as one of the management tools to engage, influence, solve problems and lead others toward new ways of working and change. 1:1 coaching is included in this short course. Places are limited!


A/Prof Huong Le-Dao | UNSW Medicine & Health

Associate Professor Huong Le-Dao contributes to teaching, education and research in value-based healthcare, health management and leadership within UNSW Medicine & Health. She specialises in strategy, policy and change with a strong focus on project and change management, organisational effectiveness, and leadership development.

As Director Short Courses within UNSW Medicine & Health, Huong leads our short courses, micro-nano credentials, and bespoke programs for health organisations to equip health professionals (clinicians and non-clinicians) with the needed capabilities and skills to boost their impact in health. Huong's work in credential education and training is shaping the health care system for the 21st century. She is passionate about better human experience and value in healthcare.

Who is this course suited to?

Medical and health care professionals, research and IT professionals, managers and leaders who aim to develop and accelerate their knowledge and skills in managing and leading projects within a changing environment in healthcare. 

Online Synchronous Sessions (via Zoom)

  • Welcome session: 18 June 2024 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST 
  • Week 1: 25 June 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  • Week 2: 2 & 4 July 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  • Week 3: 9 July 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  • Week 4: 16 July 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
  • Week 5: 23 July 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST

All our Zoom sessions are recorded and available for viewing from anywhere, at any time.

What are the course learning outcomes?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of managing and leading a project for consumer value.
  • Scope and plan a project within the context of the future of health and the future work in healthcare.
  • Lead an effective project team for high performance 
  • Engage with stakeholders, create a project governance structure, and manage risks for monitoring, managing and reporting a project.
  • Develop a criteria for closing a project within timeframe and budget, and in line with expectations.

What core topics are offered?

For lifelong learning, the following topics are offered in the course for developing and increasing your knowledge, understanding and skills in traditional and agile project management within healthcare:

  • Critical & System Thinking
  • Project Scoping & Planning
  • Project Delivery & Closure
  • Resource Estimation & Budget Management
  • Governance and Variance Reporting
  • Implementation and Risk Management
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Change Leadership & Negotiation

What are the course credentials?


This course is worth 3 UNSW Medicine & Health Executive Certificate in Health (FMECH) points, which provides formal recognition of professional development and reflects 30 hours of learning inclusive of pre-work, course participation, learning materials and support.

Upon successful course completion, you will be issued with a UNSW Medicine & Health verifiable credential. The credential is valid for 3 years and can be counted towards your continuing professional development (CPD). Please check with your college as the credential provides documentary evidence which substantiate activities claimed under your college program.

Can I use my credit towards further study?

You can partake another short course with FMECH points to achieve a total 150 hours of learning. Once you have achieved a total of 15 points, reflecting 150 hours of learning, you can use the 15 points to apply for recognition of prior learning for 6 units of credits (UOC) towards a postgraduate program within UNSW Medicine & Health. It is essential to complete and submit the course assessment on or before the final day of the course if you wish to apply to use the points towards CPD and/or credit for a UNSW postgraduate program in the future.



Price is inclusive of 30 hours of learning, digital badging, online credential learning resources, evidence-based research, practical tools and techniques, 1:1 coaching, and course completion assessment. 


15% discount for UNSW Alumni and  UNSW Network, Affiliates, Staff, Students, Adjuncts, and Partners.

Additional discount available for UNSW Medicine & Health Short Course partners! To collect your additional discount, please insert "Partnership Discount" in the email subject and send to the Short Course Team.

Basic technology requirements

All our short courses are available in Canvas. To complete this short course, you will need access to a desktop computer, laptop or device with sufficient internet access and a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom.

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Further information

Thank you for considering UNSW Medicine & Health Short Courses. Reach us for further information about this short course. Or drop us a line if you would like to receive future short courses for early bird discounts.

We continuously improve our short courses to reflect the needs of our learners and their employers. If you are interested in connecting with us to explore bespoke programs for your organisation or team, please contact us.