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C04268v1 Master of Health Policy

Award(s): Master of Health Policy (MHPol)
UAC code: 940906(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 080784M
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Master of Health Policy equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understanding of the way the healthcare system operates and the challenges it faces.

This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous and health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies.

This course provides a career pathway for health professionals, government employees, consultants and other professionals who want to pursue a career in health policy or have reached their desired role and wish to deepen their professional knowledge and experience.

Course aims

A graduate of this course is able to:

  1. demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (Professional Behaviour and Accountability)
  2. retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence to influence health policy (Critical Thinking)
  3. demonstrate team and leadership skills while considering health in a global context (Leadership and Teamwork)
  4. effectively and appropriately communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of contexts (Communication)
  5. reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practice; planning for and implementing ongoing personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning)
  6. be professionally and culturally competent, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (Indigenous Awareness).

Career options

Career options include positions in Commonwealth and state departments of health, community and consumer-based advocacy groups, government and not-for-profit organisations, local health district services, and non-government service providers.

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.

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

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and either a 48-credit-point major or 48 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care 6cp
35513 Statistical Methods 6cp
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System 6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics 6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health 6cp
92612 Research in Health 6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services 6cp
57191 Organisational Change and Communication 6cp
CBK90952 Electives 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time are shown below.

full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
57191 Organisational Change and Communication   6cp
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
35513 Statistical Methods   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK90952 Electives 24cp  
part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care   6cp
26703 Introductory Health Economics   6cp
Spring session
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System   6cp
35513 Statistical Methods   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
57191 Organisational Change and Communication   6cp
Spring session
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90952 Electives 24cp  
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90952 Electives 24cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

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