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

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A4000.1

Related Courses

4698.1 Master of Health Science
4698.2 Master of Health Science

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.

Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Master of Health Science - two year program.

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.

Health Services Management

Core Units

Students must complete the core units listed below

400845 Health Financial Management
400844 Health Services and Facilities Planning
400843 Health Workforce Planning
401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
401081 Organisational Governance and Performance Management
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society

Alternate Units

Students enrolled in the two year program may select up to eight of the following units

400841 A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
401175 Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400840 Communicable Diseases
401178 Controversies in Epidemiology
401179 Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
401177 Environmental Epidemiology
401174 Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400967 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems
401173 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
400778 Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity
400777 Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
300391 Occupational Health Management
400238 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
300677 Safety and Risk Management
401176 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
400847 Surveillance and Disaster Planning

Capstone Units

Students must complete at least one of the following units

400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion
400850 Professional Topic
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
401078 Research Project

Note: 401078 - Research Project is a 20 credit point unit

401079 Dissertation (Full Time)

Note: 401079 - Dissertation is a 40 credit point unit

401282 Dissertation (Part Time)

Note: 401282 Dissertation (Part time) is a 40 Credit point unit, completed over two teaching sessions. Thus students will need to enrol twice in this unit (20 credit points per session).

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