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Health management develops skills in competent healthcare management, planning and leadership. The study area 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. Key practice areas include:
- planning and evaluating health services
- understanding health needs
- managing people, resources, systems and processes
Each aims to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations.
UTS has a proven record as an authority on health management, and strives to provide career development pathways for health professionals. Each course program goes beyond generic management skills to include clinical components and a specialised health focus that makes graduates particularly valuable to employers. Health Services Management courses aim to:
- Develop and sustain a research culture within health services management
- Improve health outcomes and lower costs
- Identify, explore, demonstrate and evaluate key strategic health care issues
- Link health services research with policy and practice.
Courses are purpose built around contemporary health practice and offer study at the forefront of innovation.
As part of the Health Services and Practice research strength, health services research is a multidisciplinary field of scientific inquiry into questions about the appropriateness, equity, effectiveness and efficiency of different means of improving the health status of individuals and populations.
At UTS, the Centre for Health Services Management is involved in a broad range of collaborative research and cross-disciplinary research activity with a strong emphasis on human resource development and information management.
It is possible to conduct research in the following courses:
A range of scholarships are available to our students.
Study areas have been chosen to equip students with skills to respond to the evolving needs of healthcare systems. The courses are developed in consultation with senior staff in the areas of Health Management, clinical governance and health informatics to ensure course material reflects areas of industry demand. In addition to this, guest lecturers from industry are sometimes available to enrich the learning experience with specialist knowledge from their field of expertise.
Courses are accredited by the Australian College of Health Service Management (opens an external site). Graduates can apply for membership of the College to seek additional support and resources while completing a research project.