Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

195604 v.4 Master of Health Administration


Course CRICOS Code: 006110A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This course requires two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. The first year of study is usually equivalent to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration course, or its equivalent, following which students may apply to enter the master degree program. Students accepted directly into the masters degree complete appropriate additional units to those of the Postgraduate Diploma and select one of two study options, research and thesis, or coursework and project.Students who enrol in the thesis option will be required to conduct an applied research project. The second option, coursework and project, will allow the student to complete further study at the postgraduate level. The project component of the course involves an approved six-month project and the submission of a report.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A basic qualification at degree level or its equivalent in an appropriate profession together with work experience in health administration is required for admission to the course. If applicants' qualifications and work experience do not fall within these guidelines, provision may be made for candidates to undertake bridging units in order to obtain the required admissions background.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Those with the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration may be eligible to receive recognition of prior learning for the first two semesters.

Duration and Availability

The course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is also available by distance learning.

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

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13151 v.4   Research Dissertation 600 16.0 50.0

Year 2 Semester 2

13359 v.3   Research Dissertation 601 16.0 50.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
4860 v.5   Health Economics 584 3.0 25.0
6115 v.9   Health Services Management 584 3.0 25.0
11099 v.2   Health Planning and Evaluation 582 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
13186 v.2   Health Services Bioethics 684 3.0 25.0
13367 v.2   Health Services Quality Development 583 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
N1 Optional units to be selected with the approval of the course coordinator


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 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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