Master of Health and Human Services Management
Course summary for current students
|Award granted ||Master of Health and Human Services Management|
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||056060C|
|Deakin course code||H746|
Offered to continuing students only. Students commencing in 2015 onwards should refer to the H756 Master of Health and Human Services Management course entry.
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.
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.
Fees and charges
This section is for:
- all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
- domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
- all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.
* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
This section is for:
- all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
- all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
The rates shown are 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. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. 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.
The course comprises of 12 credit points including eight core units (8 credit points) and four elective units (4 credit points).
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health |
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies |
|MPA702||Financial Interpretation |
|MPM701||Business Process Management |
|MPM722||Human Resource Management |
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.
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.
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
|HMF701||Agricultural Health and Medicine *|
|HSH705||Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning |
|HSH706||Unit description is currently unavailable |
|HSH707||Health Promotion in a Global Context |
|HSH709||Health and Social Impact Assessment |
|HSH715||Qualitative Health Research |
|HSH724||Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities |
|HSH725||Research Literacy for Health Practice |
|HSH728||Health Equity and Human Rights |
|HSH736||Community Consultation and Participation |
|HSH739||International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning |
|HSH740||People, Health and Planning |
|HSH745||Health Program Evaluation |
|HSH760||International Perspectives in Health and Social Development |
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health |
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour |
Master of Business Administration (MBA) elective list
|MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis |
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis ^|
|MPM735||International 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)