Master Health Care Management - Máster en Gestión Sanitaria
The Master of Health Management (MHM) provides students with the advanced disciplinary knowledge and capacities for undertaking challenging senior managerial roles in health services either in Australia or internationally. The program is designed to develop judgment-ready, critically reflexive practitioners who can improve health service systems and outcomes. The Master of Health Management (Extension) is designed for students extends students’ knowledge and skills in health services research. Many of our graduates occupy key positions in health services and universities in Australia and across the globe or undertake a PhD in health management as the first step in developing a career in health services research.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
The MHM (Extn) provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake health management roles government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally. The program fosters sophisticated understanding and application across the complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge of health management including financial and economic management, quality and safety improvement programs, leadership and human resource management, strategic planning and change management, and policy and health program design, implementation and evaluation. Graduates are equipped with the specialised skills needed for professional practice in health management across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, hospitals and health service, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors. The program is designed to develop judgment-ready, critically reflexive practitioners who can improve health service systems and outcomes.
The program consists of the following components, for a total of 9 courses and 1 major project comprising 72 units of credit.
Core courses - 6 courses (36 UOC)
Elective courses - 2 courses (12 UOC)
Extension – 1 course (6 UOC) and
1 project (18 UOC)
Core (36 UOC)
PHCM9041 Foundations (6 UOC)
PHCM9391 Strategy Policy & Change (6 UOC)
PHCM9441 Healthcare Economics & Fin Mgt (6 UOC)
PHCM9701 Health Leadership (6 UOC)
PHCM9748 Clinical Governance & Risk (6 UOC)
PHCM9781 Evidence-informed Decision-mak (6 UOC)
Electives (12 UoC)
Students choose 2 elective courses (12 UOC) from the elective offerings for the Master of Health Management program.
Students may also apply to the Program Director to be allowed to replace up to 12 UOC of course electives with a 6 UOC research project (PHCM9148), 6 UOC Independent Study (PHCM9103) or 6 UOC Internship (PHCM9143):
PHCM9103 Independent Study (6uoc) (6 UOC)
PHCM9143 Internship (6 UOC)
PHCM9148 Project (6 uoc) (6 UOC)
Both the core and elective course requirements of program must be completed with an average mark of 65% of more before the final 24 UOC of Extension coursework and research can be undertaken. The 18 UOC project may be completed in a range of locations with the involvement of approved local and UNSW academic supervisors and approval of the Program Director.
Extension (24 UOC)
18 UOC major project in health management (PHCM9150 or both PHCM9151 and PHCM9152) – to be negotiated with an academic supervisor
PHCM9150 Major Project (18 uoc) (18 UOC)
PHCM9151 Major Project-A (9uoc) (9 UOC)
PHCM9152 Major Project-B (9uoc) (9 UOC)
Plus 6 UOC elective course from the elective offerings for the Master of Health Management program – to be determined in consultation with the academic supervisor of the project.
Additional course requirement
Students from non-English speaking countries who have not previously completed a degree in Australia or other English-speaking country and are enrolled in the full time program in Sydney (Kensington campus) are required to take the following additional preparatory course in their first semester. This course is available for all students to assist to gain maximum benefit from their study. The course is made available at no charge to students and does not contribute to the UOC requirements of the degree.
PHCM9100 Academic Practice (0 UOC)