Specialisation

Key Program - Health Services Management

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT4001.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

4656.1 Bachelor of Health Science
4656.2 Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Health Services Management plays a vital role in society, in ensuring that public investment in health is well spent, and that private healthcare businesses deliver effective, efficient services. It puts management studies in the distinctive context of the health sector to integrate clinical understanding, management skills and knowledge of the health care system and policy development. Health Services Management graduates are in demand to work in quality improvement, financial management and occupational health and safety. Two areas of growth are in mental health services and the aged care sector. Graduates will be skilled in managing and responding to rapid changes within the health care system and in areas that deal with policy initiative, development and evaluation. The program combines studies of managing people, resources and finances with a comprehensive foundation of the health sciences to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice and high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and a strong feature of the program. There is room for electives in particular areas of interest opening up a richer experience of university life or a double major in two of the areas of Health Promotion, Health Services Management or Therapeutic Recreation.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Caterina Tannous
Sydney City Campus Internal Dr Andrey Zheluk

Key Program Structure

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Health Science (Health Service Management) has Professional Accreditation with the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Qualification for this Key Program requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
400783 Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871 Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

101614 Psychology and Health
400277 Health Services Management
400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732 Communication in Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400867 Approaches to Health Promotion
400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Recommended elective

400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

401195 Health Politics, Policy and Planning
401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Note: Unit 401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care replaces 400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care from Autumn 2020.

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

400275 Health Planning Project
400787 Health Services Management Practice

And two electives

Spring session

400279 Health Services Financial Management
400788 Health Services Workforce Management
400786 Professional Transition Project

And one elective

Full-time - Mid Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

101614 Psychology and Health
400277 Health Services Management
400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732 Communication in Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
400783 Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871 Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

401195 Health Politics, Policy and Planning
401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Note: Unit 401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care replaces 400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care from Autumn 2020.

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

400867 Approaches to Health Promotion
400787 Health Services Management Practice
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Recommended elective

400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

400788 Health Services Workforce Management
400279 Health Services Financial Management
400786 Professional Transition Project

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

400275 Health Planning Project
400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

And two electives

Sub-major Elective Spaces

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

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