Key Program - Health Services Management

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP4545HSM.1

This version of the specialisation is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find unitset currently available.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

Health Services Management key program aims to develop beginning level health managers who will understand and, with experience, will facilitate the new directions that health care systems are taking. Graduates will be skilled in managing and responding to rapid changes within the health care system, the broader political sphere and in areas that deal with policy initiative, development and evaluation.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Ms Margaret Skropeta

Key Program Structure

Professional Accreditation

The Health Services Management key program is accredited with the Australian College of Health Services Executives.

Qualification for the Bachelor of Health Science with a Key Program in Health Services Management requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.


Year 1

Autumn session

400783 Professional Pathways in Health Science
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
400780 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Mental Health
400781 Dynamics of Health

Spring session

400277 Health Services Management
400962 Foundations of Wellbeing
400137 Introduction to Research for Health Sciences
400136 Introduction to the Psychology of Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400782 Essentials of Health Promotion
400148 Quantitative Research

And two electives

Spring session

400965 Health Care Systems
401195 Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400788 Health Services Workforce Management

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400787 Health Services Management Practice
400275 Health Planning Project

And two electives

Spring session

400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400279 Health Services Financial Management
400786 Professional Transition Project

And one elective

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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