Uncover your leadership potential with our Master of Health Management. This course produces confident decision-makers who can effectively steer healthcare services through complex and challenging environments.
Health management stewardship carries broad responsibilities such as driving good clinical outcomes and patient experiences, ensuring programs are cost-effective yet efficient, staying abreast of latest technologies and managing a diverse, professional workforce.
Our course is targeted to middle and senior level medical and allied health professionals, nursing administrators, clinicians, quality managers and team leaders in the health workforce. By studying with us you will learn from highly qualified academics and industry specialists to gain advanced skills and knowledge across health systems law, finance, clinical leadership and management, governance, policy reform, interpretation of data and systems to lead change and innovation in the health care setting.
The course is taught online with block days of in-person teaching at the Alfred Hospital, where many of our lecturers have senior clinical roles. Our academic staff contribute to a rich portfolio of health services research found here.
Graduates are accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
Career fields include leadership roles in public health, hospitals, primary and community care, aged care services, not-for-profit, government & non-government sectors, international health, divisions of general practice, local government, health insurance companies, health planning and research.
Tune in to our webinar with course coordinators Prof Susannah Ahern and Prof Jane Banaszak-Holl to find out all you need to know about our Health Management courses.
"This fascinating and highly relevant course gave me a solid grounding in all the important aspects of health services management, and challenged me in areas I thought I knew well as a senior clinician with over 35 years of experience. The breadth of content covered major challenges facing healthcare managers and provided the tools and knowledge to turn them into opportunities for success. The mixture of face-to-face and online learning was effective, engaging and flexible."
– Professor George Braitberg
"Since starting this course I have been given more responsibilities within our organisation. This qualification makes me marketable outside the prehospital care career and I have applied most of the skills and knowledge learned already, with great success."
– Deon Brink, General Manager, Clinical Services, St John Ambulance WA
"The research, presentation and time management skills I developed in the years I spent studying made me a well-rounded candidate for leadership roles plus I had the confidence to apply for these roles knowing I had the skills to perform in them. I used the knowledge developed in my case study to present at conferences and within my organisation. The experience has raised my profile and benefited me enormously personally and professionally since."