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Master of Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: MHlthSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4698.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 064020M


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in the course was 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 - 4698.1 Master of Health Science

Commencement Year 2011 - 2014 - 4651.3 Master of Health Science

The Master of Health Science is designed for professionals working in a variety of health science settings, including both government and non-government organisations. In addition to the standard Master of Health Science, students can select from three specialisations, including Health Services Management (a program accredited by the Australian College of Health Service Management), Aged Care Management, or Occupational Health and Safety. Students can study a broad range of health science units relating to evidence-based health care and practice, health service planning, aged care management, health policy development, leadership, and health financial management. Students also receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary issue in health science.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time. One and a half years full time (three years part-time) or one year full time (two years part-time) programs are also available, depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Course Structure below).

Course Advice

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Course Advicepostgradhsc@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeExternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeExternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeMulti Modal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeMulti Modal See above
Sydney City CampusFull TimeInternalAndrey Zheluk

Accreditation
The Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) and Master of Health Science (Aged Care Management) has Professional Accreditation with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Admission

Master of Health Science (160 credit points)

Applicants must have either

An undergraduate, master or doctoral degree in any discipline

Or

A graduate diploma or graduate certificate in any discipline and three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline.

Master of Health Science (120 credit points)

Applicants must have either

An undergraduate degree, in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural science and sport and recreation disciplines

Or

A graduate diploma or graduate certificate in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural science and sport and recreation disciplines and three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline.

Master of Health Science (80 credit points)

Applicants must have

An undergraduate honours, master or doctoral degree, in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural Science and sport and recreation disciplines.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Online and Parramatta Campus

Health Services Management

This specialisation is designed for managers who require skills in contemporary management and their application in the health care setting. Particular emphasis is placed on critical and analytic skills in policy analysis, economic evaluation and epidemiology, thus providing graduates with the ability to respond creatively to changes as they arise. Health managers need to be current with developments in the general business area so potential in the health care setting can be evaluated and appropriate initiatives implemented. Particular specialty units include Organisational Governance and Performance Management, Health Workforce Planning, as well as Quality and Safety in Health Care.

A4000.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) - 2 year pathway
A4003.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) - 1.5 year pathway
A4006.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) - 1 year pathway

Aged Care Management

Staff working in health and aged care organisations, charitable and private sectors, especially those in supervisory and management positions, will find this exposes them to contemporary issues in aged care, allowing them to up-skill management knowledge to position themselves in the forefront of innovation in the delivery and organisation of quality aged care.

A4001.1Master of Health Science (Aged Care Management) - 2 year pathway
A4004.1Master of Health Science (Aged Care Management) - 1.5 year pathway
A4007.1Master of Health Science (Aged Care Management) - 1 year pathway

Occupational Health and Safety

Specialisation units include Occupational Health Management and Safety and Risk Management which focus on the practice of occupational health within national and international frameworks. It explores issues such as the physical, social and mental impact of the occupational environment on health. Strategies for the management of occupational health are examined, together with methods of monitoring and evaluating occupational health programs. Students have the opportunity to develop a safety systems approach concentrating on hazard identification, risk assessment and devising control measures incorporating safety management principles. The legal underpinning of OHS requirements at the workplace are also covered.

A4002.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 2 year pathway
A4005.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 1.5 year pathway
A4008.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 1 year pathway


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