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C04140v11 Master of Health Services Management

Award(s): Master of Health Services Management in (name of major) (MHSM)
UAC code: 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 (Project Management)(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 040694M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Notes

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


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

Career options

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 intended learning outcomes

1.0 Reflective, critical thinker who influences practice, policy and research to achieve clinical excellence and transform healthcare services.
1.1 Critique, interpret and synthesise data and research findings to develop safe, effective and evidence-based solutions to healthcare challenges.
1.2 Propose relevant problem solving and human factors theories to the analysis of common issues inherent in the management and evaluation of healthcare services.
1.3 Initiate and explain change management methodologies appropriate to improving healthcare outcomes.
2.0 Effective, collaborative and responsive leader who considers health care in a global context.
2.1 Justify and demonstrate appropriate leadership styles and skills necessary to manage, evaluate and innovate healthcare services utilising contemporary local, national and international perspectives.
2.2 Develop and contribute to research and quality improvement activities in order to maintain knowledge currency and influence healthcare practice and policy.
3.0 Socially, culturally and ethically accountable when engaging with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams, communities, organisations and jurisdictions.
3.1 Create and lead social and ethical accountability to enable efficient use of resources and equity of access to optimal and safe health care.
3.2 Validate the importance of integrating stakeholder partnerships in all healthcare decision making activities.
4.0 Communicates effectively and appropriately in challenging, complex and diverse situations.
4.1 Value and choose highly effective and sensitive communication with diverse populations to enable positive and sustainable change in healthcare practice, policy, and research.
4.2 Determine and recommend modes of communication necessary to optimise outcomes across differing audiences, purposes and contexts within healthcare practice.
5.0 Professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and well being of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness.
5.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing.
5.2 Critically reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing.
5.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice.

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.

Course duration and attendance

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.

Course structure

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.

Course completion requirements

CBK91074 Major choice (Health Services Management) 72cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Typical programs are shown below.

No major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
No major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
Spring session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
No major, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
Spring session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
No major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90902 Electives (No specified major) 12cp  
Planning major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Planning major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
Spring session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Spring session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Planning major, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Planning major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Spring session
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90901 Electives (Planning) 12cp  
Clinical Leadership major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
92022 Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Clinical Leadership major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92022 Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
Spring session
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Clinical Leadership major, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
92022 Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Clinical Leadership major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
92022 Improving Quality and Safety in Health Care   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90878 Electives (Clinical Leadership) 12cp  
Project Management major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
15316 Project Time and Cost Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91083 Electives (Project Management PG) 12cp  
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
15310 Scope and Integration Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91083 Electives (Project Management PG) 12cp  
Project Management major, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
15316 Project Time and Cost Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15310 Scope and Integration Management   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91083 Electives (Project Management PG) 12cp  
Project Management major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
Spring session
15316 Project Time and Cost Management   6cp
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
15310 Scope and Integration Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91083 Electives (Project Management PG) 12cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91083 Electives (Project Management PG) 12cp  
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Project Management major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
15316 Project Time and Cost Management   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
15312 Project Communication, HR and Stakeholders   6cp
15319 Project Risk, Procurement and Quality Management   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91083 Electives (Project Management PG) 12cp  
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91013 Stream Project Management 24cp  
15310 Scope and Integration Management   6cp
Health Research major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
98725 Dissertation in Health Research 1   12cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
98726 Dissertation in Health Research 2   12cp
Health Research major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
98725 Dissertation in Health Research 1   12cp
Spring session
98726 Dissertation in Health Research 2   12cp
Health Research major, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
98725 Dissertation in Health Research 1   12cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
98726 Dissertation in Health Research 2   12cp
Health Research major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
92917 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring session
98725 Dissertation in Health Research 1   12cp
Year 4
Autumn session
98726 Dissertation in Health Research 2   12cp

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.

Professional recognition

Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Health

Associate Professor Jo Travaglia
Course coordinator