Key Program - Health Services Management

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT4005.1

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

Related Courses

6000.1 Diploma in Health Science/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.


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Campbelltown Campus Internal Nerida Klupp
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Key Program Structure

Year 2

Autumn session

400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And two electives

Recommended elective

400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

401195 Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400277 Health Services Management

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
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.

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