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Health Administration

Masters by Coursework

MC-HLADMN

Course
Master of Health Administration
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
400
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of leading and managing the delivery of services in a modern healthcare environment.

Isaac Joshua

My studies have enhanced my knowledge and skills in academic teaching, research and administration, as well as my employment opportunities. Because of my experience in health care, it was easy to connect what I learned in class to my real work situation, especially in relation to leadership in healthcare.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Highly ranked course

The course has been ranked 2nd in Australia and 27th worldwide for health management courses - Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2018

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Lead the way! Healthcare systems across the world aim to deliver quality, safe and effective care to the population. However, many systems face challenges of limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly advancing technology. Our postgraduate courses in health administration will develop the practical leadership and management skills needed to address challenging issues in these changing healthcare environments, and to manage relationships with other service providers, consumers and policymakers.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexity of delivering and planning for services in a modern healthcare environment.

It is designed for clinicians, managers and administrators who want to deliver high quality, safe and effective healthcare.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration once you have completed certain units.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Will prepare you for senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas.
  • Offered off-campus, allowing you to fit your study in around your life.
  • The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
  • The course has been ranked 2nd in Australia and 27th worldwide for health management courses.

What you'll learn

  • Apply knowledge from the discipline Health Administration and understand its theoretical underpinnings. Extend the boundaries of knowledge through research.
  • Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of complex heath systems issues; Think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
  • Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources.
  • Effectively communicate in ways appropriate to Health Administration, mindful of audience and purpose.
  • Use current technologies applicable to health care organizations effectively; recognising their advantages and limitations.
  • Use a range of learning strategies; Take responsibility for one’s own learning and development; Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a Health Administration graduate.
  • Provide ethical and professional standards of health service management with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences
  • Provide ethical and professional standards of health administration with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences; particularly indigenous populations.
  • Work independently and in teams; Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the Health discipline

Admission criteria

A bachelor degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline plus work experience in health administration. Without the required qualifications and work experience, you may be required to undertake additional bridging units.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $22,800*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-HLADMN
  • CRICOS code: 006110A
  • Last updated on: May 14, 2021