195604 v.5 Master of Health Administration
Course CRICOS Code: 006110A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years
This course requires two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. The first year of study is usually equivalent to the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration course, or its equivalent, following which students may apply to enter the master degree program. Students accepted directly into the master degree complete appropriate additional units to those of the Graduate Diploma and select one of two study options, research and thesis, or coursework and project. Students who enrol in the thesis option will be required to conduct an applied research project. The second option, coursework and project, will allow the student to complete further study at the postgraduate level. The project component of the course involves an approved six-month project and the submission of a report.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
A bachelor degree or its equivalent in an appropriate profession together with work experience in health administration is required for admission to the course. If applicants' qualifications and work experience do not fall within these guidelines, provision may be made for candidates to undertake bridging units in order to obtain the required admissions background.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Those with the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration may be eligible to receive recognition of prior learning for the first two semesters.
Duration and Availability
The course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is also available by distance learning.
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award approved for this course is:
Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Management; Graduate Diploma in Health Administration
In this course students choose from a range of specialist topics in health planning, health management, leadership, health policy, quality and safety and economics. They can select from one of two study options, research and thesis, or coursework and project. The project component of the course involves an approved six-month project and the submission of a report.
Graduates in health administration are prepared for roles in the public and private sectors in health management, administration and clinical management.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|13154||v.3||Health Policy 681||3.0||25.0|
|6115||v.9||Health Services Management 584||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT 2 OPTIONS||50.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|11099||v.2||Health Planning and Evaluation 582||3.0||25.0|
|13367||v.2||Health Services Quality Development 583||3.0||25.0|
|4860||v.6||Introduction to Health Economics 584||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT 1 OPTION||25.0|
|13179||v.3 #||Research Project 650||8.0||50.0|
|13151||v.4 *||Research Dissertation 600||16.0||50.0|
|SELECT 4 OPTIONS||150.0|
|Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|13152||v.3 #||Health Research Methods 681||4.0||25.0|
|13186||v.5||Ethics in Public Health 683||3.0||25.0|
|13359||v.3 *||Research Dissertation 601||16.0||50.0|
|13368||v.3||Health Services Financial Management 585||3.0||25.0|
|13626||v.2||Health, Stress and the Management Environment 682||3.0||25.0|
|306308||v.2 #||Health Research Methods 781||4.0||25.0|
|311872||v.2||Communication for Health 681||3.0||25.0|
|311873||v.2||Organisation of Health Care Systems 682||3.0||25.0|
|311874||v.2||Leadership in Health Care 682||3.0||25.0|
|313855||v.1||Introduction to Health Informatics 683||3.0||25.0|
|6238||v.10||Health Project 590||4.0||25.0|
# Students may study both Health Research Methods 681 or Health Research Methods 781 but must complete at least one. Health Research Methods 681 is offered in all semesters of the program.
* Prior to commencing the Dissertation units students must complete either Health Research Methods 681 or Health Research Methods 781.
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2014||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2014||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
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