Master of Health and Human Services Management

Course summary for local students

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Award granted Master of Health and Human Services Management
Campus
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

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

CRICOS course code056060C
Deakin course code H746

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Health and Human Services Management will prepare you to be an effective manager and leader and 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 this industry.

The course will provide students with opportunities to develop core competencies required for leadership and strategic planning, evidence-based decision making, health needs assessment and evaluation, program planning and monitoring, resource and project management, communication and negotiation.

The course focuses on evidence based decision making and health service delivery outcomes and allows 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, health promotion, 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.

Course rules

The course comprises of 12 credit points including eight core units (8 credit points) and four elective units (4 credit points).

Course structure

Core units

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH717Health Economics 1

HSH719Economic Evaluation 1

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPK732Marketing Management

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM722Human Resource Management

Elective units

You may choose to complete the 4 credit points of elective units according to one of the three options outlined below. To add flexibility and diversity to your studies, you may choose to undertake your elective units in management and public health, or select elective units of study from approved postgraduate units offered by any faculty of the University (subject to availability and approval from the course coordinator).

Option A – Minor research project
This option requires the completion of a minor research project and two elective units which you may choose from the Master of Public Health or the Master of Business Administration (see Option C below). If you undertake your two elective units from the Master of Public Health, this option will provide you with the opportunity to obtain a Master of Public Health in addition to a Master of Health and Human Services Management, by undertaking an additional 4 credit points of study to cover the remaining core and appropriate selective/elective units from the Master of Public Health.  

HSH731Minor Project A

HSH732Minor Project B

plus two electives from the MPH or MBA elective streams

Option B - Major research project

This option requires the completion of a major research project. If you undertake your research project in a topic area relevant to public health, this option will provide you with the opportunity to obtain a Master of Public Health in addition to a Master of Health and Human Services Management, by undertaking an additional 4 credit points of study to cover the remaining core and appropriate selective/elective units from the Master of Public Health.

HSH733Major Project A

HSH734Major Project B

Option C elective units from the elective unit listed
Students who wish to undertake the second Master option, please note that:

  • for the Master of Business Administration as a second Master, choose four units from the MBA elective list and also ensure that core unit requirements are met.
  • For the Master of Public Health as a second Master, choose four units from the Health elective list and also ensure that core unit requirements are met.
  • For the Master of Health Promotion as a second Master, choose four units from the Health elective list and also ensure that core unit requirements are met as far as possible.

Health elective list

HMF701Agricultural Health and Medicine*

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH704Health Communication

HSH705Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

HSH706Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH707Social and Cultural Influences On Population Health

HSH709Health and Social Impact Assessment

HSH715Qualitative Health Research

HSH724"Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

HSH725Research Literacy for Health Practice

HSH728Health Equity and Human Rights

HSH736Community Consultation and Participation

HSH739

International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning

HSH740People, Health and Planning

HSH744Epidemiology 1

HSH745Health Program Evaluation

HSH746Biostatistics 1

HSH760International Perspectives in Health and Social Development

HSN701Principles of Nutrition

HSN702Lifespan Nutrition

HSN705Public Health Nutrition

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

HSN713Food, Nutrition and Behaviour

HSN734Obesity Prevention

Master of Business Administration (MBA) elective list

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPF753Finance

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis^

MPM706Strategic Management

MPM721Organisational Behaviour

MPM735International Business Management

*HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive seminar held in February

^This unit should be completed by those interested in the Master of Business Administration (International)


Pathways

The Master of Health and Human Services Management is constructed to provide you with the opportunity to gain a second masters degree with only one additional trimester of full-time study. You may choose to combine the Master of Health and Human Services Management with the Master of Health Promotion or Master of Public Health. Enrolment in a second masters degree is subject to application and selection. To take advantage of this opportunity, eligible students are advised to speak to the course director regarding how to structure their course to ensure the appropriate subjects are chosen early and allow this option to develop.

Career opportunities for graduates of the Master of Health and Human Services Management exist in hospitals and health services, welfare organisations, government departments and agencies and non-government organisations. Employment opportunities exist locally and overseas.

The course is designed within an international context.

 

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