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Overview

  • Prepare to work as a manager across a number of health areas.
  • Study a specialisation in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, health services innovation, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialisation.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).
  • Choose to combine your coursework with a project or dissertation.
  • Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Applicants with a bachelor degree in a relevant area such as health, law or business may be eligible for 48 credit points of advanced standing on entry to the course. This will reduce the course duration to 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.
QUT course code PU84
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
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CRICOS code 084929M

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Details

This program is ideal for clinicians interested in pursuing a management or executive career in health policy or health care.

The Master of Health Management develops students' knowledge across the broad scope of health. This course prepares graduates to provide leadership in a range of health services and programs. Students may choose to complete a specialisation in emergency and disaster management, health law, health policy and planning, health services innovation, quality and patient safety, or a cross-specialisation. Note, the specialisation is not part of the award title and does not appear on the graduation parchment.

Career outcomes

Health service managers are responsible for the business of health care. Their skills are used to develop strategies to maximise the efficient and effective delivery of health services in a diverse range of health settings. Health is a global industry and graduates have a range of employment options in both the public and private sector and an opportunity to make an important contribution to the future of health services nationally and internationally. Health services practitioners work as health service or health administration managers or officers, project officers, health insurance workers, and human resource managers.

Our graduates have been employed in government health departments, public and private hospitals, primary healthcare services, health insurance agencies, community health services and universities.

Professional recognition

The program is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of The Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) and The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).

Graduate eligible for membership of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Completion of this qualification may entitle graduates to seek membership of the RACMA, subject to additional completion of the College’s supervised experience and examination requirements.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Units

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Students who have been awarded advanced standing and are undertaking the 1.5 year program are required to complete a total of 144 credit points for the award of the degree.

· You must complete six core units and one research methods unit.

· You must also complete a 24 credit point research project, 24 credit point internship or 48 credit point dissertation.

· If you wish to undertake a specialisation, then you will need to complete two core units from the specialisation and undertake your project or internship in that field.

· You may choose electives from across the program to complete your 144 credit points. 

Students undertaking the 2 year program are required to complete 192 credit points of study.

· You must complete six core units and one research methods unit.

· You must also complete a 24 credit point research project, 24 credit point internship or 48 credit point dissertation.

· If you wish to undertake a specialisation, then you will need to complete at least two core units from the specialisasion and either complete two other units from the choices available or undertake your project or internship in that field.

Students who wish to proceed to a research higher degree (e.g. PhD) should undertake a dissertation.

Professional recognition

The program is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of The Australasian College of Health Service

Managers (ACHSM) subject to their experiential and other requirements.

The MHM also meets the academic component for medical practitioners who are seeking Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Obtaining Fellowship is subject to the other experiential and examination requirements of RACMA.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

Master of Health Management - 2 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline.

Master of Health Management - 1.5 year program

Applicants who have a completed recognised bachelor degree in health, law or business will be eligible for 48 credit points of advanced standing reducing your course duration to three semesters full-time (1.5 years).

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Speaking 6.0
Writing 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall 6.5

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2018: $30,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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