The first master's course of its kind that combines leadership development with innovation in medical science contexts
Co-designed with Australian industry experts for real-world application
100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation
Customised learning with elective options in business, communication, science, technology, and more
The UTS Online Master of Medical Science Leadership is designed for professionals wanting to advance into a leadership role or upskill to leverage their career opportunities. You might be looking to:
- Stay at the forefront of advancements in medical technology.
- Use contemporary technologies to make a positive impact on the lives of patients and the community.
- Build on your existing skillset to transition into a more people-focused role within the medical science field.
- Enhance your communication and creativity skills to present complicated concepts in a simple way.
- Follow your passion for medical science innovation and pursue a career that’s at the intersection of healthcare, science and technology.
- Study 100% online and flexibly around your work and life commitments.
Identify health and medical science challenges and conduct appropriate research to solve complex problems.
Engage in professional leadership practices that adhere to health and safety requirements, ethical conduct, risk management, and organisational, governance or regulatory requirements in the context of medical science.
Reflexively determine the value, integrity, and relevance of multiple sources of information and engage with abstract concepts to derive innovative solutions to complex medical science problems.
Present complex concepts in a compelling way to discipline experts, health and medical professionals, consumers, scientists, industry and the wider community.
Exhibit cultural sensitivity when working effectively with and for Indigenous Australians in a medical science context.
To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.
The Master of Medical Science Leadership comprises 12 online subjects (72 credit points [CP] in total).
Complete the following 9 subjects (54 CP):
Examine innovative solutions for future advancements in precision medicine in the context of prevention, diagnosis, intervention, therapy and prognosis for the individual.
Through insights from global medical science innovators and real-world case studies, students explore a wide range of important technological advances, including gene therapy, gene editing, implantable devices, non-invasive medical technologies, AI in the field of diagnostics, robotics, and process automation.
Explore methods of analysing and managing big data while identifying critical challenges for the field of science within the context of Industry 4.0, such as interconnected data and privacy requirements.
Develop a critical understanding of the theories and practices behind the development of some of the most influential evidence-based science policies, from climate change mitigation and sustainable development to population-level vaccination initiatives. Gain an overview of the regulatory frameworks and governing bodies that influence the field of science in local and global contexts.
Upskill and feel empowered to produce effective science communication through a range of media. Practice the techniques experts use to transform complex ideas into compelling science stories for diverse audiences.
Learn key professional approaches to communicate information and outcomes from medical research to patients and the public in a succinct way, informing audiences of progress in the field and enhancing their understanding of the nature of science.
Develop leadership capabilities to confidently create environments that inspire innovation, and promote team engagement and contributions for long-term organisational success. This includes complex project management, change leadership, and working in free versus regulated scientific settings.
Explore the complexity of management, considering three interrelated issues: how to organise collaborative efforts; how to lead responsibly, enabling individuals and organisations to flourish; and how to cope with change, both planned and emergent.
Choose a research topic of personal interest. Students will be provided with a suite of research tools, enabling them to explore the topic independently. There is an option to either undertake work-integrated learning in the context of your current role or to use a scenario where you can demonstrate how you would apply leadership skills in the future.
Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP but this can vary across courses.
Choose 18 CP from a range of study areas:
- Technology and Innovation Management (6 CP)
- Leading Organisational Change (6 CP)
- Artificial Intelligence for Enterprises (6 CP)
- Building Enterprise Agility (6 CP)
- Marketing in the Age of Technology (6 CP)
- Finance Fundamentals (6 CP)
- Data Ethics and Regulation (6 CP)
- Machine Learning (6 CP)
- Delivering Customer Value (3 CP)
- Applied Financial Management (3 CP)
- Global Health Systems (3 CP)
- Planetary Health (3 CP) Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 CP)
- Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (3 CP)
- Social Perspectives in Public Health (6 CP)
- Using Health Care Data for Decision Making (6 CP)
- Leading Health and Social Care (6 CP)
- Organisational Management in Health Care (6 CP)
- Systems and Service Innovation (6 CP)
- Contemporary Approaches to Digital Health (6 CP)
Note: Depending on subjects completed, students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate from this suite of courses. To find out more, speak with an Enrolment Advisor.
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
- Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a medical, biotechnology, biomedical, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, nursing or biomedical engineering field.
- Biochemical and cell biology
- Biological sciences, n.e.c
- Biological sciences
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical sciences
- Food science and biotechnology
- Forensic science
- General medicine
- Human biology
- Laboratory technology
- Mathematical sciences
- Medical science
- Occupational therapy
- Optical science
- Other health
- Completion of any of the three graduate certificates in this suite.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.5.
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s).
For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor.
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.
Strong employment growth is expected in professions such as laboratory managers, research and development managers, and medical laboratory technicians (National Skills Commission report from 2021).
Studying UTS Online’s Master of Medical Science Leadership may lead to roles such as:
- Policy Advisor
- Clinical Data Manager
- Clinical Project Manager
- Clinical Research Manager
- Head of Clinical Operations
- Lead Scientist
- Medical Science Director
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Regulatory Affairs Manager
- Senior Medical Manager
- Senior Scientific Advisor
- Strategic Policy Advisor
- Medical Liaison
To learn more about career outcomes, download a course guide