Courses Handbook 2010

150004 v.4 Master of Health Services Management


Course CRICOS Code: 027229A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course further develops the ability to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate systems of healthcare delivery. It is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to hold senior management, administrative and planning positions within health service institutions. It is aimed at both health professionals wishing to acquire management and administrative skills and non-health professionals intending to seek a career in health services management.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Approved health science degrees although graduates from other backgrounds will also be considered. Applicants with the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration will be eligible to apply and have completed units credited.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. There is a first and a second semester intake available.

Intermediate Awards 1

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Management; Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
13154 v.2   Health Care Systems 681 3.0 25.0
6115 v.9   Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
11099 v.2   Health Planning and Evaluation 582 3.0 25.0
13367 v.2   Health Services Quality Development 583 3.0 25.0
4860 v.5   Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
  SELECT 1 OPTION   25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
13179 v.3 #   Research Project 650 16.0 50.0
13151 v.4 *   Research Dissertation 600 16.0 50.0
Optional Units (No Year Level Specified) Hrs/Wk Credit
13152 v.3 +   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
13186 v.2   Health Services Bioethics 684 3.0 25.0
13359 v.3   Research Dissertation 601 16.0 50.0
13368 v.3   Health Services Financial Management 585 3.0 25.0
13626 v.2   Health, Stress and the Management Environment 682 3.0 25.0
306308 v.2 +   Health Research Methods 781 4.0 25.0
309935 v.1   Introduction to Health Informatics 681 3.0 25.0
311872 v.2   Communication for Health 681 3.0 25.0
311873 v.2   Organisation of Health Care Systems 682 3.0 25.0
311874 v.2   Leadership in Health Care 682 3.0 25.0
6238 v.10   Health Project 590 4.0 25.0
#      Students must select options to the value of 50 credits.
*      Students must also enrol in Research Dissertation 601.
+      Students may study both Health Research Methods 681 and Health Research Methods 781 but must complete at least one if continuing onto Masters level. Health Research Methods 681 is offered in all semesters of the program.


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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