Master of Health Service Management (C7O)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Rozelle - Sydney
Semester 1, Semester 2

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 9

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Master of Health Service Management is an advanced course of study designed to provide management professionals from both the public and private health sectors with training focussed on issues of contemporary professional management practice. Some of Australia's leading senior health service executives teach into the units. Students are therefore exposed to a level of unparalleled experience and real-world case-studies. 

The MHSM is offered only on a part-time basis (12 units over 2 to 3 years). The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.  

All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance), with non-mandatory, supporting intensive seminars in Sydney (approximately 6-10 days of intensives per year).

The Master of Health Service Management Degree  aims to provide graduates with systematic and critical understanding of contemporary health service management and some specialised research skills for the advancement of professional practice.

Career outcomes

The MHSM is designed for those interested in pursuing a significant management or administrative role in the private or public health sectors. Successful completion of the MHSM provides graduates with a substantial background in relevant health service management theory, research and practice that should enhance their ability to plan and manage successfully in an increasingly complex national and international sector, and within the framework of societal values.

Course structure

Schedule

You will study 12 units in this course: 8 core units and 4 in your selected specialisation. All units are delivered primarily off-campus, with non-mandatory intensive seminars in Sydney.

This unit offers an introduction to the theory, principles and practices for evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research. Students will develop the skills to critically appraise scientific evidence to inform and improve decision-making. The relationship between…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students an opportunity to examine the link between ethics, legislation and governance. Students will investigate the need for ethics to inform legislation, the translation of that legislation into policy, then how policy is enacted through governance. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the theories and frequently used techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting in healthcare organisations. The unit is designed to develop students knowledge and skills for cost efficient and effective decision making based on lessons from both…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is two-fold. First, to examine the structural arrangements of the organisation of healthcare in Australia. Students will develop an understanding of federal-state relations, and the organisation of acute, primary and aged care services. The challenges…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an overview of management concepts and theories to assist in understanding how complex healthcare organisations function. Students are challenged to think about managing conflicting priorities and to reflect on how different lenses afforded by management theory and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will be introduced to a range of topics including understanding and critically evaluating research; ethics policy and procedure; the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; planning and managing a research projects; information retrieval, and occupational health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students an opportunity to plan a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will examine research theories and frameworks to be able to articulate and justify a rigorous research design. Students will develop skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students an opportunity to implement and report upon a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will apply and demonstrate research theories, methodologies and skills. Students will be responsible for effective management of their…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Understanding and working with health data and information is increasingly becoming an essential skill for health service managers. The purpose of this specialisation is to equip managers with knowledge and skills in the areas of health data and information, data analytics, information governance, and an introduction to health informatics.

This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory and principles related to ontologies, terminologies, and classifications used in health. The unit will explore how these relate to eHealth and health system performance (e.g. casemix and funding) systems used…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will enable you to critically evaluate the theory, practice and process for managing data in the healthcare system. The foundations of health informatics will be introduced and the role of governance and standards explored. Methods and the value…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

With global transformation of information in health to electronic formats, health organisations need to invest in improved information governance systems to ensure health data is private and secure. Information governance is the overarching framework of regulations and policies to support…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus one elective unit chosen from a select list in consultation with the course coordinator.

The management and development of a healthcare organisation is recognised as critical to high patient quality care. The purpose of this specialisation is to integrate traditional management theory with current and emerging practices in healthcare. The benefits and challenges of knowledge translation, that is translating theory into practice, will be a priority.

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape individual, group and organisational behaviours in healthcare. Using management theory, students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Students will investigate critical organisational issues including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the relationship between research and the practice of management in healthcare organisations. Students will explore how healthcare organisations can use theory to inform practice, taking account of multiple stakeholder perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus two elective units chosen from a select list in consultation with the course coordinator.

Integrated care is an ongoing strategic agenda in Australian healthcare, with all States and Territories facing similar challenges with integrating services. The purpose of this specialisation is to examine and evaluate integrated care models and their suitability for different healthcare contexts.

The unit provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills and capacity to apply integrated care in healthcare contexts. Students will draw on theories, models and tools from the literature and assess their application in the delivery of complex…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

he unit enables students to examine the foundation of implementing integrated care in health and across Australian communities. There is a specific focus on investigating inter-professional collaboration and practice for the delivery of whole of person care. Students will examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus two elective units chosen from a select list in consultation with the course coordinator.

Safety and quality are recognised as issues central to executives and managers, as well as frontline clinicians. The purpose of this specialisation is to address structural arrangements in healthcare, accountability and transparency issues, and organisational governance requirements.

This unit will enable you to appraise the theory, practice and process for managing safety in the healthcare system. The unit focuses on aspects of safety and risk management in health, whilst identifying quality management tools for the health service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape individual, group and organisational behaviours in healthcare. Using management theory, students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Students will investigate critical organisational issues including…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus two elective units chosen from a select list in consultation with the course coordinator.

Entry requirements

For admission to this degree you need to have:

a) an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution majoring in a management and/or health related discipline and employment within the health sector; 

OR 

b) an Australian post-Bachelor degree (Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master, or Doctorate) or equivalent level standard in any other institution in any discipline and employment in the health sector; 

OR 

c) an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of two years relevant work experience in the health sector.

Successfully completed equivalent postgraduate units in other courses at the University of Tasmania or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the degree. Credit is also available for some qualifications attained through professional bodies such as Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, where these have been assessed as equivalent to postgraduate study. Application for credit should be made at the time of application for admission.

C5I Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management

C6I Graduate Diploma of Health Service Management

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2018 is $298 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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