Postgraduate course

Master of Health Care Management

Build quality leadership and management skills to progress your career in the health care industry.

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Murdoch code

M1217

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1.5

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Prepare for the real world

Gain experience in our state-of-the-art clinical teaching wards and modern simulation suites.

Get hands-on experience

Complete 18 weeks of work experience in hospitals, aged care and community settings throughout WA.

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Overview

Build your skills in leadership and management to further progress your health care career. This course is for you if you currently work in quality, safety, and risk roles within community, mental health, primary and aged care and are looking to transition into a management position, or are currently in a middle management position wishing to progress further.

The course includes a focus on safety and quality to address the increased need for leadership and governance of healthcare for patient safety.  It provides the hard and soft skills needed within a clinical context, including leadership and managerial skills, financial management in healthcare, policy and human factor considerations.

As part of the course you’ll undertake hands-on learning through project work, which focuses on an aspect learned within the course that can be applied to a clinical setting. This strong emphasis on professional practice is informed by research evidence, ensuring you have the concepts, insights and practical skills relevant to leading change and driving innovation in the healthcare sector.

6 reasons to study a Master of Health Care Management at Murdoch

  • Learn in a virtual classroom in this fully online course to help you fit study into your working life.
  • Study on your own terms with flexible full or part-time study.
  • Take advantage of free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • Be taught by leading academics who are qualified nurses with experience across Australia with research expertise in patient safety, leadership, resilience and management.
  • Choose to complete an applied health services project through a health industry placement or a health care management research project of your choice, where you’ll design a research project related to health care management.
  • Focus on your area of speciality and interest through a choice of innovative and creative elective units.

Develop your skills

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

  • safety and quality in health care
  • leadership in health care
  • bioethics and law for health care leadership
  • health policy in Australia and beyond
  • managing in a health care environment.

Your career

As a graduate of this course you will fulfil industry demand for increased middle management skills. The delivery of high quality services is essential within the health industry, particularly in private and aged care sectors.

Careers could include:

  • Accreditation Coordinator
  • Quality and Risk Manager
  • HR Projects Director
  • Health Care Clinic Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Manager.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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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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