Master of Health Service Management
Formalise your health management career
Analyse and evaluate approaches to the issues managers in public and private health sectors face. Learn through real-world case-studies that will elevate your role as a leader in the workplace. Attend non-mandatory seminars to solidify your study.
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The Master of Health Service Management degree aims to provide graduates with systematic and critical understanding of contemporary health service management and some specialised research skills for the advancement of professional practice.
The MHSM is designed for those interested in pursuing a significant management or administrative role in the private or public health sectors. Successful completion of the MHSM provides graduates with a substantial background in relevant health service management theory, research and practice that should enhance their ability to plan and manage successfully in an increasingly complex national and international sector, and within the framework of societal values.
The Master of Health Service Management is recognised by the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
For admission to this degree you need to have:
- a) an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution majoring in a management and/or health related discipline and employment within the health sector; OR
- b) an Australian post-Bachelor degree (Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master, or Doctorate) or equivalent level standard in any other institution in any discipline and employment in the health sector; OR
- c) an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent level standard in any other institution in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of two years relevant work experience in the health sector.
Successfully completed equivalent postgraduate units in other courses at the University of Tasmania or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the degree. Credit is also available for some qualifications attained through professional bodies such as Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, where these have been assessed as equivalent to postgraduate study. Application for credit should be made at the time of application for admission.
The Master of Health Service Management is an advanced course of study designed to provide management professionals from both the public and private health sectors with training focused on issues of contemporary professional management practice. Some of Australia's leading senior health service executives teach into the units. Students are therefore exposed to a level of unparalleled experience and real-world case-studies.
This degree is offered only on a part-time basis (12 units over 2 to 3 years). The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit.
All units are delivered primarily off campus (by distance), with non-mandatory, supporting intensive seminars in Sydney (approximately 6-10 days of intensives per year).
To successfully complete this degree, students complete a total of 12 units - eight core units and four units in a chosen area of specialisation.
Choose your subjects
Students may select from one of four areas of specialisation, as follows:
- Information Management
- Organisational Development
- Integrated Care
- Safety and Quality