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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Health Administration
The course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. Students also have the option to study this course as external students.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Learn the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of leading and managing the delivery of services in a modern healthcare environment.
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.
Accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
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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.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- 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.
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
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)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
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:
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Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2022
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
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- Last updated on: June 28, 2022