Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

150004 v.2 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 uphold 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.

Duration and Availability

The course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

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



Year 1 Semester 1

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0

Year 1 Semester 2

11099 v.2   Health Planning and Evaluation 582 3.0 25.0
13186 v.2   Health Services Bioethics 684 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

Year 2 Semester 1

300401 v.2   Research Project and Options Stream II   100.0
301722 v.2   Research Dissertation Stream III   100.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
6115 v.9   Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0
13154 v.2   Health Care Systems 681 3.0 25.0
13368 v.2   Health Services Management 585 3.0 25.0
13626 v.2   Health, Stress and the Management Environment 682 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore Semester 1   Y      
2006 BPI Intern'l Group S'pore 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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