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Master of Health Services Management and Planning

 
Note:

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

location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04246v1
CRICOS: 071627K
UAC: 940811

This is a comprehensive course in health services planning and management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowledge and skills, which leads to an enhanced capacity to plan and 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.

This is a comprehensive course in health services planning and management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowledge and skills, which leads to an enhanced capacity to plan and 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.

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 planning and evaluating health services, understanding health needs, and managing people, resources, systems and processes within health services to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations.

Throughout the course I was assessed rigorously by highly skilled professionals. This motivated me to try harder and achieve more.

Typical study program

Example 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
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System692638
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making692917
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
21720 Human Resource Management621720
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health692296
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care692050
92790 Evidence-based Practice692790

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 96.

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
CBK90397 Electives12
STM90535 Core subjects (Health Services Management and Planning)66
STM90713 Core subjects (HSM)18
Total96

Course structure explained

Students must complete a total of 96 credit points, comprising 14 core subjects offered by UTS: Health and UTS: Business, and two electives. Students who wish to undertake an elective that is not listed should seek advice from UTS: Health.

Additional information

Course duration

The course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

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

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 and Planning in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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