Specialisation

Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) 2 year pathway

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A4047.1

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


Related Courses

4698.3 Master of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


This specialisation is designed for health practitioners who require skills in contemporary management and their application in the health care setting. Particular emphasis is placed on critical and analytic skills in health service governance, financing, quality and safety, and planning and evaluation, thus providing graduates with the ability to respond effectively to changes as they arise. Students in this specialisation can further focus their studies in areas relevant to health service managers, such as project management, aged care management, human resource management and research and development.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Online Online Stewart Alford
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Stewart Alford
Sydney City Campus Internal Stewart Alford

Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Students must complete 160 credit points, including all the Domian and Specialisation Core Units.

Domain Units

401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
401372 The Social Determinants of Health
401363 Health Systems and Policy
401365 Healthcare Data for Decision-Making

Specialisation Core

401361 Advanced Health Service Management
401362 Health Services Financing
401371 Quality and Safety
401364 Health Systems Planning and Evaluation

Special Focus Group

Students can choose four units from a Special Focus Group, or any combination of four units from the Special Focus Groups, or complete four alternate units.

Special Focus Group: Human Resources

Choose four units

200827 Developing Human Capital and Organisational Capability
200828 Diversity, Labour Markets and Workforce Planning
200717 Employment Relations Professional Practice
200719 Industrial Relations and Workplace Change
200721 Reward Management
200722 Strategic Employment Relations

Special Focus Group: Project Management

Choose four units:

301187 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
301194 Financial Management of Projects
301195 Time and Quality Management
301192 Risk Management and Decision Making
301193 Strategic Project Management
51240 Project Management

Special Focus Group: Aged Care Management

Choose four units:

401082 Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
400235 Leadership in Clinical Practice
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400241 Supporting Aged Communities

Special Focus Group: Research

401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
800218 Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research
800219 Writing Beyond the Academy: Knowledge Translation and Public Audience Communication

Replaced Units

The units listed below count towards completion of this specialisation for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

800166.1 Research Design 1: Theories of Enquiry

800167.1 Research Literacies

If students do not wish to pursue a special focus, they will choose 40 credit points from the following list of Alternate units:

102180 Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
102728 Research into Practice: bridging the clinician-researcher divide in applied and creative therapies
200717 Employment Relations Professional Practice
200719 Industrial Relations and Workplace Change
200721 Reward Management
200722 Strategic Employment Relations
200821 Financial Reports for Decision Making
200827 Developing Human Capital and Organisational Capability
200828 Diversity, Labour Markets and Workforce Planning
200845 Innovation Through Digital Technology
200848 Governance, Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship
200849 New Venture Finance
200850 Entrepreneurial Management Capabilities
200851 Innovation for New Markets
200852 Innovation, Creativity and Foresight
301028 Advanced Healthcare Data Environments
301029 Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems
301187 Managing Project Teams and Stakeholders
301192 Risk Management and Decision Making
301193 Strategic Project Management
301194 Financial Management of Projects
301195 Time and Quality Management
400235 Leadership in Clinical Practice
400238 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
400241 Supporting Aged Communities
400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion
400777 Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400840 Communicable Diseases
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400847 Surveillance and Disaster Planning
401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
401082 Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
401173 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
401174 Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
401175 Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
401176 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
401177 Environmental Epidemiology
401178 Controversies in Epidemiology
401179 Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
401366 Digital Health Management
401367 Patient-centred digital healthcare
401373 Workplace Safety and Risk Management
51240 Project Management
800167 Research Literacies
800218 Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research

Capstone / Applied Units:

Please note that the following units have Enrolment Restrictions.

Choose one of

401079 Dissertation (Full Time)
401282 Dissertation (Part Time)
401368 Professional Internship in Health
401435 Professional Internship in Health (Part-time)

Or choose the following two units

401369 Professional Project in Health 1
401370 Professional Project in Health 2

Students: further information on recommended progression is available on the Postgraduate Health Science progression page.

Postgraduate Health Science Progression



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