Unite your passion for leadership and health services
If you have a passion for leadership and health services, then career advancement into a management or executive role in health policy or health care could be the choice for you.
Our Master of Health Management will give you skills in core areas of management and the broad scope of health simultaneously as you study the inner workings of the healthcare sector. You will learn about different types of management and the activities involved. This gives you the opportunity to further develop your analytical, evaluative and political skills for your future work in complex systems and organisations characterised by constant change.
As a Health Management graduate, you will stand out from the crowd when taking the next step in your career. With the learning outcomes of leadership skills, complex problem solving and stakeholder management, you will be fully prepared to provide leadership in a range of health services and programs.
You can study full time, part time or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending on what is happening in your life at the time. Choose up to two units every teaching period, factoring in approximately 12-15 hours of study per week and unit.
This unit focuses on the principles and practice of management in health such as; organisational management; strategic management; resource management including financial and human resource management; information management; project management and change management. Develop analytical, evaluative and political skills for organisations characterised by constant change.
This unit focuses on the factors that influence the design and functioning of both Australian and International healthcare systems. Using the Australian Health Care System as a case study, you will be introduced to conceptual frameworks fundamental to the organisation of health systems, covering issues such as structure, operations, funding and evaluation.
Public health is one of the key concerns for a society, and a recurring issue for governments, legislators and health industry organisations and professionals.
Students will examine future national and international challenges within a social deterministic framework that emphasises pragmatic changes that can be made to institutions in order to improve public health.
Public health challenges specific to certain populations are also a core focus of the unit.
The health industry is one of the largest in Australia. The proficient delivery of these essential services has a genuine effect on people’s lives, which is why the successful management of health services is vital to society as a whole.
In this unit you will learn about contemporary issues in health management, and strategies to address these problems. With strategic leadership it is possible to improve the accessibility and quality of various health services, even in the midst of industry-wide complexity and ongoing change.
This unit looks at how economics is applied to the health sector and used in the financial management of Australian and international healthcare settings. Develop your skills in health and financial management decision-making principles and processes. Learn to effectively manage resources with the associated financial implications for your chosen area.
This unit focuses on providing clinicians and public health practitioners with the supported experience of designing competitive and defensible research. Students will extend their skills and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of rigorous health research to undertake an independent research project.
This unit focuses on you being able to demonstrate creativity and initiative in the analysis, synthesis and application of knowledge and skills relevant to a specified area of study. By undertaking a research project you have the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the advanced knowledge and skills gained through the course to date.
This is a foundational subject that introduces the core concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies, whether man-made or climate-related disasters. You will explore the various types, nature and impact of disasters and emergencies on communities in local, national and international contexts. An overview of the roles national and international agencies play in disaster management will also be a focus of enquiry.
Preparation is a fundamental concern for disaster emergency services and agencies. In this unit you will engage in the real-world assessment of disaster risk and the strategies of forming resilient disaster and emergency response processes. You will reflect on the international understanding of disaster risk, locating disaster and emergency response in a global context, based on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This unit highlights inclusive disaster response and recovery in a variety of contexts. It is imperative in the wake of a disaster or emergency situation that affected individuals and communities have access to needed relief within an enabling environment that allows them to recover and build sustainable resilience to the physical, social, environmental and economic impacts of future emergency and disaster events. Upon completion of this unit you will have a greater understanding of how to implement an inclusive disaster response and develop funding proposals.
Leadership is essential to the effective coordination of resources in emergency and disaster scenarios. You will examine the underlying drivers of risk – including increasing global interdependencies and uneven economic development – and have the opportunity to practice environmental scanning, stakeholder mapping, crisis communication planning and decision-making. All within a rapidly-changing environment. You will also learn how to prepare and deliver a media briefing using effective communication strategies and protocol.
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