Postgraduate course

Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

Get the skills and expertise you need to become a leader in the ever-evolving and fast-growing health industry. Study how health policy, leadership, management, economics, law, epidemiology and analytics can bring a positive change to the health ecosystem.

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Murdoch code

M1267

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

093385G
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For careers in accounting, advertising, finance, human resource management and management. 2

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In WA to offer SimLabTM, an immersive, virtual reality platform to prepare you for real-life HR experiences.

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Overview

The health industry is changing rapidly. Change is driven by an ageing population, greater consumer expectations, digital and technological disruption, the burden of chronic diseases and a growing focus on data and privacy. 

This is the only course of its kind in Australia, and is designed to help you become a fully informed and competent health industry leader and step up in your career.

You can take advantage of our expertise in health research and teaching, with the opportunity to be taught by leading experts while connecting with industry employers at a local, national and international level.

You can choose to specialise in the areas of health administration and leadership, evaluation and policy, or health informatics and analytics. You can also take a non-specialised approach for a broader and tailored pathway.

3 reasons to study a Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership at Murdoch

  1. Put theory into practice with professional placements through our Work Integrated Learning program. Some of our students have interned with government agencies (e.g. WA Health), not-for-profit organisations (Red Cross and Ngala) and small to medium enterprises.
  2. Take on a case study project, research internship, supervised project or research thesis as part of your studies, to suit your career aspirations.
  3. Get support from course advisors and academic staff along your postgraduate journey – and be taught by experienced academics and senior health leaders.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Health systems research, policy and governance
  • Health analytics and informatics
  • Health economics and finance
  • Global and public health and epidemiology
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation management

Your career

Health is one of Australia’s largest industries, with more than one million people employed nationally. It is also our largest single employment sector here in WA, with an extra 798,000 healthcare jobs expected to become available by 2025. Source: Job Outlook Professional 2018. Careers could include:

  • Health Manager
  • Project Evaluation/Administration or Policy Officer
  • Finance Officer/Chief Finance Officer
  • Health Business Analyst
  • Health Information Officer

International trends suggest an increasing demand for executives, managers, professionals, administrators and analysts working in the healthcare industry – and the specialised skills you gain in this course will help you graduate with a competitive edge in your career.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), and recommended as an approved course by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrator (RACMA).

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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