The course is designed for practising and aspiring managers in health services who are seeking a formal management qualification to complement undergraduate qualifications. The course is appropriate for a diverse range of health professionals such as medical, paramedical, nursing and general administrative personnel.
Part-time 3 years (6 sessions)
There are several levels of entry for students undertaking the Master of Health Services Management:
Students must hold an undergraduate degree and have at least two years experience in the health industry. Students in this entry configuration undertake 12 subjects. (5 CORE AND 7 ELECTIVES)
Students must hold an undergraduate degree and be concurrently enrolled in the "Health Management Graduate Program". Students in this entry configuration undertake 8 subjects in the Masters program (5 CORE AND 3 ELECTIVES) with concurrent participation in the "Health Management Graduate Program". The "Health Management Graduate Program" consists of a partnering arrangement between the School of Public Health and the health industry. The program requires that candidates complete a program of work-based learning, provide evidence of identified management competencies and complete and publish a health services management project. More information about this program is available from the course coordinator.
Students must hold an undergraduate degree and have completed or concurrently undertake a management trainee program sponsored by the Australian College of Health Service Executives. Students undertake 8 subjects in the Masters program (5 CORE AND 3 ELECTIVES).
Applicants with a clinical qualification and health industry experience but who do not hold an undergraduate degree may apply to enter the Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Services Management) program. On successful completion of this program they may apply to articulate the Masters of Health Services Management program.
Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree plus a postgraduate diploma in health services management may be eligible for advanced standing. Refer to Academic Regulations for details of credit availability.
The course has been accredited by the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), the Institute of Nursing Executives and the Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE).
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete ten compulsory subjects and two optional subjects (or 96 subject points).
(7 subjects for Option 1 and 3 subjects for Option 2 and Option 3)
N.B. From the list of electives, a number of sequences have been identified which would enable students to pursue an area of specialisation as follows (Students in entry 1 may undertake two or more sequences to make a total of 7 elective subjects, students in entries 2 or 3 may take one sequence):
Finance and Economics
Research and Development
Human Resources Management
(Note: Students may construct their own sequence of electives in consultation with the course coordinator.)
School of Public Health
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