Health Services Management - M6008

Health Services Management

Master degree

This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is designed for health professionals currently in, or seeking to be in, middle and senior health care management positions. If you are seeking to expand your knowledge and skills in the management of health services, this degree caters for your needs. This includes medical or general hospital administrators, clinicians, quality assurance managers, team leaders, senior nursing administrators, unit managers and a range of general task coordinators within the health care system.

If you are working or planning to work in middle or senior management roles in health care, this course will help you prepare for and advance your career.

The course coordinator, Professor Just Stoelwinder, is one of Australia's most senior and respected health care managers and management and policy academics.

You will complete eight core and three elective units.

Core units include:

  • clinical leadership and management
  • financial issues in health care management
  • introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • principles of health care quality improvement
  • foundations of health policy
  • law for health systems
  • reform and development of health services
  • HSM case study.

Elective units include:

  • human factors for patient safety
  • applying and practising the principles of patient safety and quality improvement
  • climate change and public health
  • introduction to health economics
  • nursing practice and management
  • advanced nursing practice in context
  • improving Indigenous equity in profession practice
  • MPH code approved units (except units: MPH5020, MPH5301-5313).

You can exit the course early with a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management or a Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management if you meet the requirements.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February) Second Semester (July) This course is only available to domestic students in Multi-modal mode.
Qualification Master of Health Services Management
Alternative qualifications
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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Making the application

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$24,900

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A Advanced Healthcare Administration and Management and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives.  All students complete Part A and B.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management: you’ll need to complete a total of 24 credit points (6 months full time study), with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management: you’ll need to complete a total of 48 credit points (1 year full time study), with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.