Master of Health Administration

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  • Objectives
    This course builds on the postgraduate diploma to include additional specialist topics of your choice. You will also undertake two individual research projects under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline plus work experience in health administration. Applicants without the required qualifications and work experience may be required to undertake additional bridging units.
  • Academic title
    Master of Health Administration
  • Course description
    Master of Health Administration


    Course CRICOS Code: 006110A
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


    This course requires two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study. The first year of study is usually equivalent to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration course, or its equivalent, following which students may apply to enter the master degree program. Students accepted directly into the master degree complete appropriate additional units to those of the Postgraduate Diploma and select one of two study options, research and thesis, or coursework and project. Students who enrol in the thesis option will be required to conduct an applied research project. The second option, coursework and project, will allow the student to complete further study at the postgraduate level. The project component of the course involves an approved six-month project and the submission of a report.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A basic qualification at degree level or its equivalent in an appropriate profession together with work experience in health administration is required for admission to the course. If applicants' qualifications and work experience do not fall within these guidelines, provision may be made for candidates to undertake bridging units in order to obtain the required admissions background.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Those with the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Administration may be eligible to receive recognition of prior learning for the first two semesters.

    Duration and Availability

    The course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is also available by distance learning.

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Management.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    13154     v.2           Health Care Systems 681                                         3.0     25.0
    6115       v.9           Health Services Management 584                            3.0     25.0
                                   SELECT 2 ELECTIVES                                                          50.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    11099     v.2           Health Planning and Evaluation 582                          3.0     25.0
    13367     v.2           Health Services Quality Development 583                 3.0     25.0
    4860       v.5           Health Economics 584                                                3.0     25.0
                                   SELECT 1 ELECTIVE                                                             25.0
    Year 2
    13151     v.4 *           Research Dissertation 600                                     16.0     50.0
    13359     v.3 *           Research Dissertation 601                                     16.0     50.0
                                      SELECT 4 ELECTIVES                                                         100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    13152     v.3 #       Health Research Methods 681                                     4.0     25.0
    13186     v.2           Health Services Bioethics 684                                      3.0     25.0
    13368     v.3           Health Services Financial Management 585                 3.0     25.0
    13626     v.2           Health, Stress and the
                                  Management Environment 682                                     3.0     25.0
    306308   v.2 #       Health Research Methods 781                                      4.0     25.0
    309935   v.1           Introduction to Health Informatics 681                        3.0     25.0
    6238       v.10         Health Project 590                                                       4.0     25.0

    #              Students may study both Health Research Methods 681 or Health Research Methods 781 but must complete at least one. Health Research Methods 681 is offered in all semesters of the program.
    *              Prior to commencing the Dissertation units students must complete either Health Research Methods 681 or Health Research Methods 781.
    +              Students may choose to study units from the options list to satisfy their electives quota.


    Year      Location                 Period             All*   
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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