Develop your skills and understanding of health policy, leadership, management, economics, law, epidemiology, informatics and communications for future health industry leaders.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
The Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership is an internationally focussed multidisciplinary program that is the only one of its kind in Australia. It aims to develop your skills and understanding of health policy, leadership, management, economics, law, epidemiology, informatics and communications for future health industry leaders. This course brings together our core expertise in research and teaching in health across the entire campus. This range of interdisciplinary skills and expertise will be complemented with opportunities to be taught by leading experts in the field, whilst connecting with health industry employers at the local, national and international level.
Students can choose to specialise in the areas of health administration and leadership, evaluation and policy, or health informatics and analytics, or to take a nonspecialised route. Industry engagement is an important element, with some classes held in the new Fiona Stanley Hospital adjacent to campus.
Health is one of Australia’s largest industries, with over one million people employed nationally. It is also Western Australia’s largest single employment sector, where it is predicted to double in size over the next five years. International trends suggest that the increasing demand for executives, managers, professionals, administrators and analysts working in the healthcare industry will require specialised multidisciplinary skills and qualifications in health policy, management, economics, law, epidemiology, informatics and communications. Individuals already in the workforce will increasingly need to develop these skills to progress in their career.
Employment prospects for this course include the local, national and international health industry, including pharmaceutical and medical devices firms, non-government organisations, health insurers, regulatory agencies, hospitals and integrated care organisations, health ministries, departments, and other governmental agencies, as well as universities and commercial research bodies.
This course is provided by the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Business and Governance
- Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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