Master of Health Management – ECA College of Heath Sciences – CHS

Master of Health Management

Course Overview

This is an advanced-level course in healthcare management that aims to expand students’ and healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in healthcare management in the areas of people and resource management, governance, quality and safety, health economics and strategic planning, leadership of change initiatives, eHealth, technology and health research.

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Master of Health Management, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reflective leadership that influences practice and use policy and research to foster excellence in care delivery.
  • Use effective leadership capabilities (or behaviours and skills) to manage health services and apply change management and quality improvement processes.
  • Lead others in a diverse, complex and challenging situations to achieve team and organisational goals.
  • Demonstrate ethical, cultural and social accountability when interacting with individuals, members of multidisciplinary teams, families and community members.
  • Address cultural, social and economic diversity, particularly that of Indigenous Australians, and integrate this knowledge into their management and leadership practice
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  • Career Opportunities

    By completing the Master of Health Management graduates will gain the core knowledge, perspectives, skills and metacognitive abilities in key areas, such as understanding the structure and complexity of the health and social care system, governance, safety and quality in healthcare, leadership and management as well as collaborative practise in healthcare, evidence-based practice, healthcare information and technology management, healthcare change management, strategic and workforce planning in health, health finance and economics, health statistics, epidemiology and critical analysis and health management research.

    Successful completion of the Master of Health Management course prepares you for managerial and leadership roles related to the delivery of health and social care services in a variety of fields, such as hospitals and community health centres, private clinics, aged care services, health planning and administration or quality assurance in government agencies, aid services and so on.

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission to the Master of Health Management is based on the following requirements:

    • Recognised Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or an equivalent, or higher qualification in a health-related discipline (see list below); OR
    • Successful completion of the CHS Graduate Diploma in Health Management;
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    • Successful completion of the CHS Graduate Certificate in Health Management

    Alternative entry

    1. Academic Requirements: Students that do not meet the entry requirements for the Master of Health Management may use the successful completion of the CHS Graduate Certificate or CHS Graduate Diploma as a pathway into the Master of Health Management program.
    2. Work Experience: Have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in a health-related field(s). The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a CV and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

    Special entry: Indigenous students, students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and students with disabilities who apply to CHS will have their applications individually assessed by the Dean. Successful applicants will be provided with ongoing support to meet their specific learning needs. CHS will review Alternate and Special Entry applications to ensure that students admitted to the course have appropriate levels of experience.

    Qualifications commensurate with the requirements of an AQF Level 7 health management course and have reasonable prospects of academic success.

    List of relevant health contexts: Health administration, environmental health, allied health, health information management, medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, clinical, research and biomedical health, human biological sciences, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences, welfare aged care, behavioural science, sport and recreation disciplines, public health, epidemiology, medical technology (Medical Lab Technologists), biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, human physiology, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, speech pathology and chiropractic disciplines.

    International Students

    Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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  • English Language Requirements

    Applicants with international qualifications not delivered in English must demonstrate English equivalency as follows (subject to verification – refer to table below):

    a. Academic IELTS: 6.5 or higher overall with a minimum writing and speaking score of 6.0; or
    b. IBT (Internet-based TOEFL) overall score of 79 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; or
    c. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, writing and speaking 180; or
    d. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with writing and speaking minimum score of 169; or
    e. PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 50.
    f. English For Academic Purposes Level 2 (EAP 2): Upper Intermediate ‘A’ grade or higher with IELTS 6.5 requirement.

    Where there is any doubt about an applicant’s ability to successfully undertake the course, then the applicant will be interviewed by the Course Coordinator before a final decision on the admission of the applicant is made. The Course Coordinator may request additional evidence relating to English language proficiency (including in work or scholarly context). During these interviews, specific consideration will be given to the recruitment and admission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prospective students.

    Conditional Offers on Satisfying English Language Requirements

    Applicants who do not meet CHS’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional letter of offer with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course and meet the required standard prior to commencing their CHS award course. The duration of the English language course varies, typically from 4 to 20 weeks. The required duration of study is dependent on the applicant’s prior achieved English language proficiency as identified in their scores in approved English language courses completed within the past 24 months (refer to the table below).

    Course Level IELTS Overall IELTS Bands – S, L, R, W EAP 1 (weeks) EAP 2 (weeks)
    AQF Level 9 Master/ 6.5M none less than 6
    less than 6 12
    6 none less than 6 12
    AQF 8 Grad Cert/ Grad Dip less than 6 6 12
    5.5 none less than 5.5 6 12
    less than 5.5 12 12
    5 less than 5 12 12
    less than 5 12 12
    4.5 none less than 4.5 12 12
    less than 4.5 12 12
  • Course Delivery

    Course delivery will be offered in a blended mode to provide maximum flexibility for students. The CHS utilises Canvas LMS to deliver technology enhanced learning experiences and also to enable self- directed collaboration and engagement by students. By thoughtfully integrating face-to-face with online learning experiences, the blended learning experience combines the strengths in both modes to foster a community of inquiry approach while at the same time encouraging independent learning.

    Remote learning option is available to domestic students, particularly those who are remotely located, including indigenous students. Also in emergency cases such as the COVID-19 pandemic the College will offer the remote learning option to international students until the emergency situation is resolved and international students can return to their classes safely.

  • Course Structure

    Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 96 credit points or 11 units of study as shown below:

    Unit Code Unit Title Study Period Credit Points Study Load each week (12 weeks)
    HM001 The Australian Healthcare System: Contemporary Challenges Trimester 1 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM002 Governance, Safety & Quality in Healthcare Trimester 1 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM003 Leadership & Management in Healthcare Trimester 1 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM004 Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare Trimester 2 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM005 Information Management & Technology in Healthcare Trimester 2 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM006 Leadership & Collaborative Practice Trimester 2 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM007 Change & Change Management in Healthcare Trimester 3 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM008 Strategic & Organisational planning for health Trimester 3 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM009 Health Finance & economics Trimester 3 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM010 Health Statistics, Epidemiology & Critical Analysis Trimester 4 8 Classroom: 4Hrs
    Self-Directed: 8Hrs
    HM011 Capstone Unit Trimester 4 16 Minimum 288Hrs (Workshop & Self-Directed)
    Completion of Degree 96 Credit Points Total Study Hours: 1728Hrs
  • Schedule of Fees 2022

    Schedule of Fees 2022

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International Students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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