Master of Health and Human Services Management

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

This course sets you on track for the next step in your health career toward management and leadership.

Learn to make evidence-based decisions that focus on improving the quality of health service delivery – a sector that has seen strong growth in recent years.

Deakin’s Master of Health and Human Services Management focuses on business and management issues within health, making it the most relevant business administration course for the health sector.

This course is particularly well suited to those interested in working in the health and human services sector as well as those who currently hold senior positions in the industry.

You will develop core skills required for leadership and strategic planning, health needs assessment and evaluation, program planning and monitoring, resource and project management, communication and negotiation.

This course offers enormous flexibility, allowing you to choose elective study options that align with your career aspirations and interest areas. Elective units can be chosen from specialty areas such as health economics, public health research and business administration.

There is also flexibility of choice between research and coursework, enabling you to construct a study program that best meets your interests and career aspirations.

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Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent, depending on your entry point

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

     

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

     

Key information

Award granted

Master of Health and Human Services Management

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$23,672 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

H756

CRICOS code

056060C

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree.  Applicants must provide a written statement outlining reasons for undertaking the course. Involvement in professional activities related to health promotion and/or health industry experience would be advantageous.

International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Career outcomes

As a graduate of this course you will be well prepared for management and leadership roles in public health, hospitals, welfare organisations, health services and the broader human health services sector, including government departments, health services and networks, local government and major health, welfare and human service delivery organisations. Recent graduates have gone on to work in international agencies with a presence in public health, divisions of general practice, health administration departments, hospitals and associated networks.

Course learning outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Apply a critical and advanced knowledge in the area of Health and Human Services Management including research and current professional practices in the areas of:

  • leadership and strategic planning,
  • evidence-based decision making,
  • health needs assessment and evaluation,
  • program planning and monitoring,
  • resource and project management,
  • communication and negotiation.

Communication

Communicate effectively with a range of individuals and groups, using a variety of modes and methods in a Health and Human Service context.

Digital Literacy

Select and use digital technologies to locate, evaluate and disseminate research to address complex health and human service management issues.

Critical thinking

Critically evaluate and synthesise complex information, problems, ideas, concepts and theories within a health and human services context.

Problem Solving

Apply creative strategies to address complex and ill-defined health and human services management problems.

Self-management

Demonstrate critically reflective self-management with relevant workloads, commitments and timeframes while displaying a commitment to ethical health and human services management practice and lifelong learning.

Teamwork

Interact collaboratively and constructively with a diverse range of people across multiple teams and contexts to achieve targeted health and human services management outcomes.

Global Citizenship

Demonstrate a critical awareness and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, religious, social and political issues in health and human service management contexts. 

 

Course Structure

To complete the Master of Health and Human Services Management students must attain 16 credit points. All units are equal to 1 credit point.

The course comprises 10 core units (these are compulsory) and 6 elective units (you can choose which ones to study from the options in the course structure).

Core units

This course structure applies to students commencing in 2017. Students that commenced in 2015 or 2016 should refer to previous handbooks. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to the H746 Master of Health and Human Services Management course entry.

  • Introduction to Health Informatics Management HBS703
  • Contemporary Health Issues and Policies HSH702
  • Health Economics 1 HSH717
  • Economic Evaluation 1 HSH719
  • Research Literacy for Health Practice HSH725
  • Resource Allocation and Priority Setting HSH762
  • Health Law and Ethics HME711
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • Business Process Management MPM701
  • Human Resource Management MPM722
  • Electives

    The MHHSM has three specialisations: Public health, Health Economics and Business Administration plus a Research Pathway.  Students must choose one of the following four options

    Option A: Public Health specialisation

  • Principles and Practice of Public Health HSH701
  • Epidemiology 1 HSH744
  • Biostatistics 1 HSH746
  • Comparative Health Systems HSH769
  • Plus two units from:

  • Healthcare Operations HME712
  • Health Promotion HSH703
  • Health and Social Impact Assessment HSH709
  • Health Equity and Human Rights HSH728
  • Minor Project A HSH731 -must be taken as a pair with HSH732
  • Minor Project B HSH732 - must be taken as a pair with HSH731
  • Option B: Health Economics specialisation

  • Economics and Health Policy Analysis HSH766
  • Biostatistics 1 HSH746
  • Economics for Managers MPE781
  • Plus three units from:

  • Healthcare Operations HME712
  • Financing Health Care HSH763
  • Economic Evaluation - Theory and Practice HSH764
  • Health Economics in an International Context HSH768
  • Comparative Health Systems HSH769
  • Health Technology Assessment 1 HSH761
  • Option C: Business Administration specialisation

  • Economics for Managers MPE781
  • Business Strategy and Analysis MPM703
  • Critical Thinking for Managers MPM732
  • Plus one unit from:

  • Business Practicum MWL702
  • Team Internship MWL703
  • Work Based Learning MWL704
  • Plus two units from:

  • Healthcare Operations HME712
  • Financing Health Care HSH763
  • Economics and Health Policy Analysis HSH766
  • Marketing Management MPK732
  • Business Communication for Managers MPM731
  • Option D: Research specialisation*

  • Epidemiology 1 HSH744
  • Biostatistics 1 HSH746
  • Major Project A HSH733
  • Major Project B HSH734
  • Students choosing this option must obtain approval from the course director

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Course pathways

    	If you have a Bachelor in the same discipline or major sequence in a related discipline, you may be eligible for credit for up to 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points). If you have a Bachelor (Honours), in the same discipline or related discipline, you may be eligible for credit for up to 8 credit points (units, which means you need to complete 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent (8 credit points). If you have a graduate certificate in the same discipline or related discipline, you may be eligible for credit for up to 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. If you have a graduate diploma in the same discipline or related discipline, you may be eligible for credit for up to 8 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent. If you have a Masters degree in a related discipline, you may be eligible for credit for up to 10 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    A ‘same discipline’ award for this course can be in management, health economics or public health, a ‘related discipline’ award for this course is health sciences, business administration or other related field.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Health - Student and Academic Services
    Tel 03 9251 7777
    health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

    Workload

    In the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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