Overview

The Master of Health Management provides you with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required for senior managerial roles in health service delivery. It aims to promote health leadership in areas of strategic planning, policy and decision making. There is an emphasis on understanding and meeting the challenges of safety and quality within current and emerging health service contexts. The objective is to develop judgement-ready practitioners who can impact health service issues and systems. You will gain a deep understanding of the principles underpinning health systems and services, change management, financial management and health economics, evidence-informed decision and policy making, clinical governance and risk management, and innovation and improvement strategies. The Master of Health Management is tailored to either the Australian health care system or developing health care systems.

Program Code

8901

UAC Code

910820 (CSP) 910821

CRICOS Code

059315E

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

313

Why choose this degree?

This degree sets the benchmark for health services management training and will allow you to pursue senior managerial roles in health service delivery.

Who should choose this degree?

Health professionals keen to update and improve their skills and knowledge or move into a health administration or health management professional role, will choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Medical administrator
  • Medical manager
  • Health management academic career

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM).

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have either:

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD) OR

An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) *Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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