Master of Health Service Management (C7O)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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

Distance Sydney
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses 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).

For more information about the Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) including our people and our industry partners please visit here.

Key contacts

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Course CoordinatorDr Kathy Eljiz

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.

CLO1Work professionally and ethically by abiding to the relevant health service management codes of conduct.
CLO2Employ critical, investigative and creative skills to make decisions and judgements in complex health service management situations, whilst demonstrating adaptive knowledge skills to suit various contexts and stakeholders.
CLO3Engage in informed debate about current and future issues related to the delivery of health services considering social, environmental, political and economic factors.
CLO4Demonstrate a range of decision making and leadership skills in problem solving, change and conflict management, accounting for and respecting cultural diversity and the needs of healthcare stakeholders.
CLO5Develop superior communication skills, written or oral, to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions across stakeholder audiences.
CLO6Evaluate organisational data and information to create high level reports and statistics appropriate for the institutional context.
CLO7Apply knowledge of foundational and contemporary health service management theory, principles and processes, and reflect on their efficacy in current 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.

Professional Recognition

RACMA Accredited

Course structure

Schedule

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the theories and frequently used techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting in healthcare organisations. Public and private funding issues will be examined, across the acute, primary and aged care sectors. Students will apply this knowledge to…

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 investigates management concepts and theories to improve the integration and functionality of healthcare organisations. Strategies to improve the management of an organisation for enhanced care quality and equitable services will be discussed. A range of management issues are…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows students to develop the methodological framework and tools by which to undertake a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will conceptualise and prepare their project applying the values and principles of research integrity,…

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 conduct and report upon a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will be responsible for the effective management of their research team, involving industry and academic supervisors. Students are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

This unit offers an introduction to the practice of 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 managerial epidemiology and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Healthcare organisations require leaders with knowledge and abilities to effectively govern administrative, service and patient information management systems. This specialisation equips health professionals to understand and manage information systems, including the legal, technical and administration requirements.

This unit examines the foundational health information management categorical frameworks, terms and design processes. In technical language, the unit investigates the theory and practice related to clinical classification, terminologies, and ontology development. Issues to be investigated include: a critical assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

The theory, processes and activities to identify, monitor and improve strategic information management systems will be investigated. The challenges associated with the implementation and ongoing management of eHealth, effective information management, digital innovation strategies and stakeholder engagement to co-design digital…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Explores the changes occurring in the structure and delivery of health services as a result of technologies such as the Internet and telehealth. The unit considers the impact of such technology on consumers, communities, health professionals and health services.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit builds on your previous Data, Information and Knowledge studies. It is a detailed study of the development, implementation and maintenance of health care systems. The unit includes an exploration of systems theory as it applies to health information…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The effective management and ongoing development of healthcare organisations is recognised as critical to continual deliver high quality care. This specialisation develops knowledge, capacity and skills to enable health professionals to lead and manage complex adaptive health care organisations.

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape micro, mecro, maso and system behaviours in healthcare. Students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Critical organisational issues will be investigated including attitudes, satisfaction,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit investigates theories and strategies for managing and improving complex adaptive healthcare organisations. Models of healthcare organisations will be introduced to analyse their structure, functions, processes and limitations. Complex adaptive systems thinking will be applied to healthcare organisations to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Strategic management today is a complex process requiring advanced skills. International expansion, network advantage, and resource optimisation pervade every aspect of this critical management skill. Successful managers need up-to-date guidance in the creation and implementation of effective strategy. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

A crisis has a material impact on an organisation’s ability to deliver services to the community, reputation, shareholder value and potentially, the viability of the organisation. This requires input from the highest levels to strategically respond to and manage the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The strategic coordination and delivery across services presents unique opportunities for healthcare organisations to provide high quality, safe care. The purpose of this specialisation is to examine and evaluate integrated care models, including access, quality, satisfaction, efficiency, 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 of integrated care and assess their application in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

The 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

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

This unit investigates theories and strategies for managing and improving complex adaptive healthcare organisations. Models of healthcare organisations will be introduced to analyse their structure, functions, processes and limitations. Complex adaptive systems thinking will be applied to healthcare organisations to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explores the changes occurring in the structure and delivery of health services as a result of technologies such as the Internet and telehealth. The unit considers the impact of such technology on consumers, communities, health professionals and health services.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Delivering safe and high-quality services and care for patients, consumers and staff requires healthcare organisations to continuously improve governance, systems and processes. The purpose of this specialisation is to examine strategies for improved patient outcomes, enhanced consumer and staff experience, and improved system efficiencies.

The unit examines internal and external factors that shape micro, mecro, maso and system behaviours in healthcare. Students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Critical organisational issues will be investigated including attitudes, satisfaction,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will enable students to appraise the theory, practice and process for achieving safety and quality in healthcare organisations. The unit focuses on identifying quality management processes, practices and tools for the review and improvement of healthcare delivery. Additionally,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

Strategic management today is a complex process requiring advanced skills. International expansion, network advantage, and resource optimisation pervade every aspect of this critical management skill. Successful managers need up-to-date guidance in the creation and implementation of effective strategy. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Evaluation is a core function of public health and health system leadership. It provides evidence to improve the design, delivery, reach and impact of health interventions in the many different contexts of the health system. This unit developsstudent competencies in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

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Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

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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