Why study at UTS Online

Australia’s #1 highest performing university under 501

World’s 11th highest performing university under 501

Ranked #1 university for nursing in Australia2

5 star rated for excellence across 7 categories3


1QS Top 50 Under 50, 2020   2QS World University Rankings, 2020  3QS Stars Rating 2018-2021

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Health Services Management, you will develop skills through the following learning outcomes:

  • Healthcare knowledge and concepts 
    Be a reflective, critical thinker who influences practice, policy and research to achieve clinical excellence and transform healthcare services. Improve healthcare outcomes by initiating and explaining appropriate change management methodologies.  
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills 
    Critique, interpret and synthesise data and research findings to develop safe, effective and evidence-based solutions to healthcare challenges. Propose relevant problem-solving and human factors theories to the analysis of common issues inherent in the management and evaluation of healthcare services.  
  • Healthcare leadership skills 
    Be an effective, collaborative and responsive leader who considers healthcare in a global context. Justify and demonstrate appropriate leadership styles and skills necessary to manage, evaluate and innovate healthcare services utilising contemporary local, national and international perspectives. 
  • Attitudes and values 
    Demonstrate respect and value for worldview differences and in Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. Create and lead social and ethical accountability to enable efficient use of resources and equity of access to optimal and safe healthcare. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills 
    Communicate effectively and appropriately in challenging, complex and diverse situations. Value and choose highly effective and sensitive communication with diverse populations, to enable positive and sustainable change in healthcare practice, policy and research.  

 

What you will study

UTS Online’s Master of Health Services Management is comprised of 12 subjects. You will study six core subjects, specialise with a major (four subjects) or sub-major (two subjects), plus two or four additional electives from the other specialisations. The specialisation descriptions and subjects are listed below. 

Core Subjects
  • Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System
  • Using Health Care Data for Decision Making
  • Organisational Management in Health Care
  • Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care
  • Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care
  • Epidemiology and Population Health
Quality and Safety (major)

This major focuses on giving you the skills to improve quality and safety in health and social care settings. It gives you the knowledge to apply planning and evaluation techniques, understand data and data sources, and assess systems for innovation.

Quality and Safety major subjects:

  • Planning and Evaluating Health Services
  • Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare
  • Systems and Service Innovation
  • Quality and Safety Improvement Methods
Digital Health (sub-major)

This sub-major gives you the essential understanding and practice of contemporary approaches to digital health. Invaluable in a data-driven, dynamic healthcare system, this sub-major embeds data analytics skills to enable you to be more efficient in utilising and applying data to ensure safety and quality improvement
in patient care.

Digital Health sub-major subjects:

  • Contemporary Approaches to Digital Health
  • Fundamentals of Health Information Management
Leadership (sub-major)

Focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health and social care by innovating and driving change, this sub-major is for those who want to develop the knowledge and skills required to lead individual staff, teams, services and/or systems.

Leadership sub-major subjects:

  • Health Systems and Change
  • Leading Health and Social Care
Planning (sub-major)

The Planning sub-major includes topics that delve into health services planning at a range of levels and across various service types. Students will learn and apply key planning concepts, knowledge and skills.

Planning sub-major subjects:

  • Health Systems and Change
  • Planning and Evaluating Health Services

Upcoming study periods

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

  • MAY
    2020
  • JUL
    2020
  • SEP
    2020
  • OCT
    2020
  • MAR
    2021

Next study period is January.

Course information

Entry requirements

Masters:

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum academic requirement: The bachelor’s degree should be in a related field, within the disciplines of health or human services disciplines. 

Note: Students that do not meet the entry requirements for the masters may use the successful completion of the graduate certificate as a pathway, provided they meet the specific entry requirements detailed below.

Graduate Certificate:

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree may also be considered on the basis of:

  • Having extensive relevant work experience in healthcare or human services.  
  • The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a CV and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

 

English language requirements

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Graduate Certificate
Description of the Course + 4 Number of units or continue studying

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services. 

FEE-HELP

To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies, provided that it meets the relevant course requirements.

If you receive a UTS offer of enrolment, and you’ve undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. UTS doesn’t determine recognition of prior learning until an offer of enrolment is accepted.

To see if you’re eligible to receive RPL, speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

 

Unsure about your situation?

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can assist you with more information, including alternative pathways.

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Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Master of Health Services Management
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Health Services Management

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services.