Master of Health and Human Services Management

Postgraduate coursework

Refine your leadership skills while expanding your knowledge in a postgrad Master of Health and Human Services course.

Key facts

Duration

1 – 2 years full time or part-time equivalent, depending on Recognition of Prior Learning

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 23 February 2020

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

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 the health economics, public health, research and business administration elective groups.

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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Course structure

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

The course comprises 10 core units (these are compulsory) and 6 course-grouped elective units (you can choose which ones to study according to the prescribed units in each of the elective groups in the course structure).

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core units

This course structure applies to students commencing in 2019. Students who commenced in between 2015 and 2018 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.

  • Academic Integrity HAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Fundamentals of Health Informatics HME704
  • 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 five elective groups: Public Health, Health Economics, Business Administration and Research. Students must choose one of the following elective groups, in addition to the ten core units.

    Public Health elective group 

  • 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
  • International Perspectives in Health and Social Development HSH760 *
  • * Limited places in this unit are allocated based on an interview process and academic merit.

    Health Economics elective group 

  • 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 a Global Context HSH768
  • Comparative Health Systems HSH769
  • Health Technology Assessment 1 HSH761
  • Business Administration elective group 

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

  • Internship MWL718
  • Consultancy Experience MWL716
  • Entrepreneurship Experience MWL717
  • Cultural Experience MWL705
  • 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
  • Disability and Inclusion elective group

  • Disability and Inclusion: Contemporary Theory and Lived Experience HDS730
  • Planning for Inclusion Across the Life Course HDS731
  • Determinants of Health and Wellbeing in the Lives of People with Disability HDS732
  • Community Capacity Building - Theory and Practice for Inclusion HDS733
  • Plus two units from: 

  • Inclusive Design and Technology HDS734
  • Disability Research - Inclusive Approaches HDS736
  • Healthcare Operations HME712
  • Epidemiology 1 HSH744
  • Biostatistics 1 HSH746
  • Economics and Health Policy Analysis HSH766
  • Research elective group*

  • 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 and have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or more

    Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Health and Human Services Management
    Year

    2020 course information

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

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

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

    Trimester 2 - July

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

    Trimester 3 - November

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

    Additional course information

    There are two alternative exit points available from H756 Master of Health and Human Services Management:

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a National Police Record Check, a Working with Children Check or other check. Refer the relevant unit guide.

    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.

    Work experience

    Students who select the Business Management elective group are required to complete a one credit point work integrated learning unit coded MWL***

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

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

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline

    OR

    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $25,600 for 1 yr full-time* - Full-fee paying place
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    Not applicable

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

    Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

    • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
    • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning.

    * One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. 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 your course.

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

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    Please note that the fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and actual fees may vary. Users are advised to confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.

    The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs applicable to a domestic full time student commencing the course in Trimester 1 and studying full time for the duration of the course but:

    • does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
    • does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 15% Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary);
    • assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed. Actual number completed may be reduced if Recognition of Prior Learning is granted;
    • assumes that no exceptional, or non-typical, circumstances apply to the proposed course of study;
    • assumes that the options that the user selects are appropriate for the course of study that they intend to undertake;
    • where fees are estimated for future years those fee will be subject to annual increases in accordance with increases in the cost of course delivery.

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    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

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    Entry 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.

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    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.

    Contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

     

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    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    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.

    Professional recognition

    Not applicable

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    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. 

     

    *Mid-year intake is not available for all courses and some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.

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