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Master of Health Services Management

 
Note:

This course offers a mid-year intake for local and international students.

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04140v10
CRICOS: 040694M
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UAC codes

940807 Planning (Autumn session, Spring session)
940810 (Autumn session, Spring session)
940817 Clinical Leadership (Autumn session, Spring session)
940821 Health Research (Autumn session, Spring session)
940822 ProjectMan (Autumn session, Spring session)

This is a comprehensive course in health services management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowledge and skills, leading to an enhanced capacity to manage health services in a diverse range of health settings.

Graduates of this course are exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into the contemporary health service management environment.

Students can focus on health services management or complete a major in:

  • Planning
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Project Management, or
  • Health Research.

This is a comprehensive course in health services management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowledge and skills, leading to an enhanced capacity to manage health services in a diverse range of health settings.

Graduates of this course are exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into the contemporary health service management environment.

Students can focus on health services management or complete a major in:

  • Planning
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Project Management, or
  • Health Research.

The Planning major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in planning and evaluating health services, understanding health needs, and managing change in a dynamic and complex environment.

The Clinical Leadership major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in maximising the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of health services as well as ensuring that governance, quality and risk-mitigation frameworks contribute to excellence in health care delivery.

The Project Management major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in applying the knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently within a health care environment.

The Health Research major provides a blend of health services management, research coursework and independent study subjects to assist graduates in undertaking health services research and those who wish to be considered for admission to a doctoral program.

Course aims

This course is designed to prepare new, aspiring and middle health service planners and managers to assume a leadership role in the strategic and operational management of a wide range of health services and facilities. The content aims to develop skills in managing people, resources, systems, and processes within health services to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations.

Ultimately, this course has equipped me to become a leader.

Typical study program

Typical programs are shown below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care692887
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care692603
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making692917
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System692638
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care692050
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health692296
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services692847
Select 6 credit points from the following:6
CBK90902 Electives12cbk90902

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $560. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include positions as managers and/or planners in health authorities, hospitals, primary and community care, aged care services, and other healthcare facilities in the public, private, not-for-profit, government, and non-government health sectors.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
CBK91074 Major choice72
Total72

Course structure explained

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points, choosing one of four majors (in Planning, Clinical Leadership, Project Management or Health Research) or a no-major option to complete the course. In all options, with the exception of the Health Research major, students choose two electives from the list of electives provided within each choice block. Students who wish to undertake an elective subject that is not listed should seek advice from UTS: Health.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study. Part-time students usually study two subjects a session.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

This evidence may include extensive relevant work experience in a healthcare or human services field.

Applicants must have at least one year's full-time equivalent experience in a healthcare or human services organisation.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but who have extensive relevant work experience in a healthcare or human services field and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program made up of the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (C11107), the Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management (C07048) and the Master of Health Services Management.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Health Services Management in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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