Master of Health and Human Services Management

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Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Health and Human Services Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$28,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code056060C
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. More information is available at

Deakin course code H756
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.

This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

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.

Course rules

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 below).

Course structure

Core units

This course is offered to students commencing in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to the H746 Master of Health and Human Services Management course entry.

Core units

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH717Health Economics 1

HSH719Economic Evaluation 1

HSH725Research Literacy for Health Practice

HSH762Resource Allocation and Priority Setting

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPK732Marketing Management

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM722Human Resource Management


Option A: Public Health specialisation

HSH731Minor Project A

HSH732Minor Project B

HSH744Epidemiology 1

HSH746Biostatistics 1

HSH769Comparative Health Systems

Plus one credit point from:

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH709Health and Social Impact Assessment

HSH728Health Equity and Human Rights

Option B: Health Economics specialisation

HSH731Minor Project A

HSH732Minor Project B

HSH766Economics and Health Policy Analysis

MPE781Economics for Managers


EITHER two credit points from:

HSH763Financing Health Care

HSH764Economic Evaluation - Theory and Practice

HSH768Health Economics in an International Context

HSH769Comparative Health Systems

OR both the following:

HSH746Biostatistics 1

HSH761Health Technology Assessment 1

Option C: Business Administration specialisation

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

Plus one credit point from:

MWL702Business Practicum

MWL703Team Internship

MWL704Work Based Learning

Plus two credit points from:

HSH763Financing Health Care

HSH766Economics and Health Policy Analysis

MPM721People Management

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

Option D:  Business Administration specialisation with Practicum *

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MWL704Work Based Learning

Plus two credit points from:

MMH707Organisational Development and Change

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPM721People Management

*Students choosing this option must obtain approval from the Course Director

Other combinations of elective units within the specialisation options are possible with the approval of the Course Director

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.

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

International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact


As a student 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.