Lead the way in women’s and children’s health with the first degree of its kind
Deliver impact where it matters most with 3 in-demand majors to choose from
Study an industry-led curriculum that’s designed to meet the industry needs of the future
Accelerated and supported online study at a university that’s passionate about your success
The UTS Online Master of Women’s and Children’s Health is for midwives, nurses and allied health professionals looking to:
- Take advantage of an in-demand career in women’s and children’s health
- Have a positive influence on the current state of women’s and children’s health through evidence-based policy and further research
- Transform the future of women’s and children’s health and progress their career
- Build the confidence to progress into a leadership role
- Follow their passion into a fulfilling career that delivers focused care to women and children, from adolescence to motherhood and in the workforce
15.8% employment growth
Health and social assistance is Australia's largest and fastest-growing sector, with employment projected to grow by 15.8% over the five years to November 20261.
There are 12.6 million women in Australia2.
Use of health services
Women are more likely than men to use health services3, including:
- A GP (88.0% compared to 78.9%)
- A medical specialist (41.6% compared to 35.9%)
1Labour Market Insights, 2022
2National Mental Health Commission, 2022
Studying UTS Online’s Master of Women’s and Children’s Health may lead to roles such as:
- Senior Policy Officer
- Policy Advisor
- Midwife or Nurse Unit Manager
- Midwifery or Nursing Educator
- Midwifery or Nursing Researcher
- IVF Midwife or Nurse
- Sexual Health RN/RM Coordinator
- Progression into further research
Philosophy and practice that focuses on the individual needs of women and children
Understand that politics, gender, history and tradition all influence the current state of women’s health. Reflect on this to develop a philosophy and practice that puts women and children in focus. Enhance your ability to recognise the influence of gender, how it intersects with other dimensions of diversity, and the impact on equitable access to services and personal wellbeing.
Evidence-informed and reflective practice
Learn how to reflect on your practice, guided by informed judgements based on research, open-mindedness, and a responsive and inclusive attitude. Critique existing policies and strategies that promote social justice and advocate for further research in reproductive, sexual and women’s health.
An ethical and collaborative approach
Women of all cultures have diverse needs and expectations, and not all are afforded the same quality of healthcare. In this course you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to meet the unique and individual needs of women and children. Apply your understanding of social and cultural diversity, informed by an ethical and collaborative approach.
Contemporary, strengths-focused leadership
Build the strength, confidence and vision to drive change in women’s and children’s health. Explore strengths-based and future-focused leadership approaches for all areas of practice and healthcare settings, and learn how to model evidence-based practice and respectful care.
To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.
Develop the fundamental skills required in research practices to provide evidence-based theories on how socioeconomic status, gender, political and social support, and country of residence impact women’s sexual, reproductive and lifelong health — using your findings to develop and guide future research or policy.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE
Build confidence through evidence, understanding, collaboration and the vision to deliver equitable care focused on women and children. Learn to successfully manage people and processes in a health service organisation, driving positive change in women's and children's health.
Develop specialised skills in reproductive and sexual health, using your comprehensive understanding of fertility and fertility pathways to educate and support people on their fertility journey.
The Master of Women's and Children’s Health comprises 13 online subjects (72 credit points [CP] in total).
Complete the following 7 subjects (36CP)
- 090005 Contemporary Women’s Health Issues (6CP)
- 090007 The Child in the Contemporary World (6CP)
- 090006 Global Perspectives in Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health (6CP)
- 090041 Legal and Ethical Issues in Women’s Health (6CP)
- 096327 Leading Health and Social Care (6CP)
- 090017 Indigenous Public Health (3CP)
- 090011 Foundations in Public Health (3CP)
MAJOR SUBJECTS (PART 1)
Select a major OR complete 4-5 subjects (24CP) from the following:
Health Research major
- 090012 Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3CP)
- 090014 Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (3CP)
- 096335 Contemporary Approaches to Digital Health (6CP)
- 096319 Research in Health (6CP)
Note: Elective 096314 Evidence for informing Practice is a prerequisite for this course
- 090013 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (6CP)
Leadership and Management in Health Care major
- 096336 Organisational Management in Health Care (6CP)
And select 3 from the following:
- 096329 Health Systems and Change (6CP)
- 096340 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care (6CP)
- 096341 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care (6CP)
- 090039 Creating a Culture of Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (6CP)
- 096342 Using Health Care Data for Decision Making (6CP)
- 096331 Planning and Evaluating Health Services (6CP)
Reproductive Health major
- 090008 An introduction to Reproductive Health (6CP)
- 090040 Assisted Reproduction (6CP)
Note: 090008 An Introduction to Reproductive Health is a prerequisite for this course
- 090042 Reproductive and Sexual Health: A Population Health Approach (6CP)
- 090009 Therapeutic Communication in Reproductive Health (6CP)
Complete 2 subjects (12CP) from the following:
- 096337 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System (6CP)
- 096314 Evidence for Informing Practice (6CP)
- 014220 Learning and its Trajectories (6CP)
- 014162 Strategic Learning in Workplaces (6CP)
- 090025 Trauma Informed Care in Practice (6CP)
- 096326 Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare (6CP)
- 096320 Specialty Clinical Practice (6CP)
*Students who complete eight core subjects (48 CP) from the Master of Women’s and Children’s Health may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Women's and Children’s Health.
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
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.
Applicants must demonstrate one of the following:
- Completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in midwifery, nursing, allied health or health science field
- Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Children’s Health
- Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
Meet our Course Director
“The Master of Women's and Children’s Health is a deep dive into the social, political and structural landscape of contemporary health issues facing women and children. The tailored streams equip graduates with in-demand knowledge, skills and perspectives to enable them to have a positive impact on the lives of women and children.”
Dr Vanessa Scarf
Course Director, Master of Women's and Children's Health