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Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL)

  • M1267MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, POLICY AND LEADERSHIP

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Title Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL)
Course Code M1267
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Ana Rita Sequeira | Email: A.Sequeira@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6260

Qualification Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (HAPL) is a multidisciplinary program providing specialised skills in health policy, administration, management, economics, law, epidemiology, informatics and communications for future health-industry leaders. HAPL is a pan-University program drawing together every School's core expertise in research and teaching. Students will be connecting with the health industry's future employers locally, nationally and internationally. Scholarships, internships and international exchanges are part of the degree, the only one of its kind in Australia.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any field.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Health Administration, Policy and Leadership graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of national and international healthcare policies, systems and institutions;
2. Describe and analyse the legal, economic and social challenges of equitable, and analyse its implication to an efficient healthcare financing and delivery;
3. Exhibit effective communication skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences
4. Demonstrate high-level analytic skills to meet the demands of complex
health industry challenges;
5. Apply knowledge and research skills to develop and evaluate health policy; and
6. Display ethical management and leadership skills appropriate to the
field

Employment Prospects Health is one of Australia's largest industries, with over 1 million people employed nationally. It is also WA's largest single employment sector. 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 administration, 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. It is expected that the main employment prospects for graduates of this course will be in the local, national and international health industry, including pharmaceutical and medical devices firms, NGOs, health insurers, regulatory agencies, hospitals and integrated care organisations, primary health organisations, health ministries, departments, and other governmental agencies, as well as universities and commercial research organisations.
Professional Recognition Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)
Professional Accreditation Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
Main research areas Health policy, systems, administration, economics, management & leadership, law, informatics, public health.
Advanced Standing A student's advanced standing is assessed at the time of application, taking into account level of higher study and/or professional experience. Up to 12 points (0.5 year) of advanced standing is available to students with:
a Bachelor degree with a major in a cognate discipline to the Masters course; or
a Bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Diploma in a cognate discipline to the Masters course; or
an Honours degree or equivalent in an unrelated discipline; or
a Bachelor degree in an unrelated discipline and two years of relevant, documented professional experience.
Up to 24 points (1 year) of advanced standing is available to students with:
an Honours degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline to the Masters course; or
an Honours degree or equivalent in an unrelated discipline and at least two years of relevant documented professional experience. A student admitted with 24 points of advanced standing may not be able to complete a full specialisation.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, W-internal (quota of 60 places), W-external

LLM614 Health Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

VET656 Public Health and Epidemiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specialisation - 12 credit points

Select from one of the following specialisations:

Administration and Leadership Specialisation

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Informatics and Analytics Specialisation

Students seeking to complete the Informatics and Analytics Specialisation are to contact the Chair of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership for enrolment advice.

SWM533 Principles of Health Informatics - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM531 Health Data Analytics - 3 points
Not available this year

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MCM507 Health Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Policy and Evaluation Specialisation

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM613 Public Policy Perspectives - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Capstone Experience - 3 to 12 credit points

Select one option from the following:

Option 1 Supervised Project

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS643 Applied Research Practicum - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Option 2 Supervised Thesis

SWM618 Social Science Research Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SWM617 Supervised Research Thesis - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

OR

SWM6171 Supervised Research Thesis - 9 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Option 3 Research Internship

MBS520 Research Preparation for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

SWM619 Research Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Students undertaking an extended internship of 12 weeks/500 hours for 12 points should enrol in SWM619 Research Internship and

SWM6191 Internship Professional Placement - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Option 4 Case Study

SWM620 Supervised Case Study Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal (closed), W-internal (closed)

Specified Electives - 12 to 21 credit points

Select from the following units where not already selected for chosen specialisation.

Recommended for Administration and Leadership Specialisation

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS535 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS589 Social Enterprise, Social Innovation And Profit For Purpose - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS687 Effective Leadership - 3 points
Not available this year

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

VET655 One Health Management and Leadership - 3 points
Not available this year

PSY611 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM514 Global Public Health - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Recommended for Informatics and Analytics Specialisation

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

PSY609 Changing Behaviour in Policy and Practice: The Psychology of Influence - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM645 Public Sector Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

VET655 One Health Management and Leadership - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM514 Global Public Health - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Recommended for Policy and Evaluation Specialisation

VET655 One Health Management and Leadership - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM645 Public Sector Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

MBS603 Data, Metrics, Reporting and Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

LLM601 International Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SWM612 Global Governance, Security and Economy - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENV616 Environmental Policy for the 21st Century - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (closed), S1-external (closed)

SWM621 Ethics and Global Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY609 Changing Behaviour in Policy and Practice: The Psychology of Influence - 3 points
Not available this year

BIO639 Global Biosecurity - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (closed), S1-external (closed)

SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: W-internal

SWM514 Global Public Health - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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