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C04246v2 Master of Advanced Health Services Management

Award(s): Master of Advanced Health Services Management in Planning (MAdvHSM)
Master of Advanced Health Services Management in Health Information Management (MAdvHSM)

UAC code: 940811 (Planning) (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 071627K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
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

The Master of Advanced Health Services Management is an innovative course designed to inspire and cultivate a new generation of managers and leaders, equipped to meet the complex and shifting dynamics of health systems and services. The program is suitable for both aspiring and experienced health managers and planners who are looking to further their specialisation in one of two high demand areas: health information management or health planning. With these majors students undertake the practice-oriented, academically rigorous professional education required of their specialisations, as well as a broader education in health services management and leadership. The program's content is based on innovative and authentic classroom challenges, simulations and teaching materials. Graduates emerge with specialist knowledge in the design, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to thrive as managers and leaders.

The course is designed and taught in alignment with local and international industry requirements and demands. It is taught by internationally recognised educators and industry experts, who share with students their research, practice knowledge and wisdom. This provides students with direct access to valuable insights and networks into the contemporary health service management environment.

Students can complete a major in health services planning or health information management.

  • Health services planning: This major increases students' specialist planning knowledge and skills, which leads to an enhanced capacity to plan and manage health services in diverse health settings. It provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates to develop skills in planning and evaluating health services and understanding health needs, as well as managing people, resources, systems and processes within health services to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations.
  • Health information management: This major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates to employ a data-driven approach within the contemporary digitally evolving health environment. It prepares graduates to acquire and excel in positions such as: health information managers, clinical coders, data analysts, costing experts, or health informaticians.

Both majors capitalise on state of the art learning spaces that enable students to experience a seamless integration of online and face-to-face on-campus learning. Subjects use a broad range of activities, including client briefs, case studies and simulations where students engage in 'real world' learning around common management tasks and challenges. Each subject includes several intensive study days on campus.

Educators in both programs are part of the UTS Centre for Health Services Management. The Centre's team undertakes research into the delivery of health services, which in turn informs their teaching and knowledge of current industry demands. Students have opportunities to examine real-world health services challenges related to: consumer engagement, digital health, demographics, health information management, leadership and management, quality and safety improvement, delivery of care to vulnerable groups, and workforce and service planning.

The UTS Faculty of Health has strong and collaborative relationships with a number of health and social care services, as well as with professional bodies and community groups. This course has close and ongoing relationships to industry bodies including the: Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM), Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), Health Information Management Association of Australasia (HIMMA), Australian College of Nursing (ACN), Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC), Health Education Training Institute (HETI), and numerous local health districts and services across Australia.

Course aims

The course prepares current or aspiring health service managers to assume a senior leadership role in the strategic and operational management of a wide range of health services and facilities.

The aim of the course is to produce graduates that have an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the fields of health services management and planning or information management. By the end of the course, students have developed expert technical skills and capabilities required of managers working in both the public and private sectors to:

  • analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories that are fundamental to effective management and planning for the distribution and utilisation of human and financial resources and programs within the health and social sectors through the use of authentic case studies, simulations and learning strategies
  • apply generic and specialist theories of management and leadership to the practice of health services management in areas including organisational design, financial management, managing quality risk and cost epidemiology and population health, power and politics, and either advanced planning for health services or health information management
  • interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas within the fields of health services management to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • apply the knowledge and skills required of a health services manager and planner or health information manager to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, responsibility and leadership as a practitioner in these fields.

Career options

Career options include both specialist positions such as health information managers and health planning managers, and generalist positions where additional knowledge of planning or health information management provides a competitive advantage (e.g. clinical and practice managers, directors of nursing, nursing and midwifery unit managers, quality and safety positions). These roles can be held within aged care services, health authorities (departments or ministries), health insurance companies, hospitals, primary and/or community care, 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 skkills 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 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.

Course structure

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.

Course completion requirements

CBK91272 Major choice 96cp
Total 96cp

Course program

Example programs are shown below.

Health Information 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
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
96202 Medical Terminology   6cp
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92031 Fundamentals of Health Information and Records Management   6cp
92032 Fundamentals of Digital Health   6cp
92033 Health Classification and Clinical Coding A   6cp
92036 Contemporary Approaches to Health Analytics   6cp
Spring session
92035 Health Information Law and Ethics   6cp
96200 Case Mix   6cp
92034 Health Classification and Clinical Coding B   6cp
96201 Internship   6cp
Health Information 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
96202 Medical Terminology   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92031 Fundamentals of Health Information and Records Management   6cp
92032 Fundamentals of Digital Health   6cp
92033 Health Classification and Clinical Coding A   6cp
92036 Contemporary Approaches to Health Analytics   6cp
Spring session
92035 Health Information Law and Ethics   6cp
96200 Case Mix   6cp
92034 Health Classification and Clinical Coding B   6cp
96201 Internship   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
Health Information 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
92031 Fundamentals of Health Information and Records Management   6cp
92032 Fundamentals of Digital Health   6cp
Spring session
96202 Medical Terminology   6cp
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92033 Health Classification and Clinical Coding A   6cp
92036 Contemporary Approaches to Health Analytics   6cp
Spring session
92034 Health Classification and Clinical Coding B   6cp
96200 Case Mix   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring session
92035 Health Information Law and Ethics   6cp
96201 Internship   6cp
Health Information 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
92031 Fundamentals of Health Information and Records Management   6cp
92032 Fundamentals of Digital Health   6cp
Spring session
92603 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care   6cp
96202 Medical Terminology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92033 Health Classification and Clinical Coding A   6cp
92036 Contemporary Approaches to Health Analytics   6cp
Spring session
92034 Health Classification and Clinical Coding B   6cp
96200 Case Mix   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring session
92035 Health Information Law and Ethics   6cp
96201 Internship   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
Planning 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
92887 Organisational Management in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
21720 Human Resource Management   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Spring session
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
23787 Health Technology Assessment   6cp
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Planning 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
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring session
21720 Human Resource Management   6cp
23787 Health Technology Assessment   6cp
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Planning 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
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Spring session
21720 Human Resource Management   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Spring session
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Spring session
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
23787 Health Technology Assessment   6cp
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
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Spring session
21720 Human Resource Management   6cp
92295 Advanced Health Services Planning   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring session
23787 Health Technology Assessment   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
15315 Project Management Principles   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90397 Electives (Health Services Management and Planning) 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program which comprises the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (C11107), the Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management (C07048), and the Master of Health Services Management (C04140).

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