The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
The Master of Health Leadership and Management (Extension)/Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence degree enables you to specialise in both infectious disease intelligence and health management and develop research skills and apply them while undertaking a scholarly project.
You will be provided with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake infectious diseases prevention and control, and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally. The degree will equip you with the specialised skills and leadership needed for professional practice in control of infectious diseases and for research and evidence based professional practice.
The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.
IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90
Strategy, Policy and Change
Healthcare Economics and Financial Management
Health Leadership and Workforce Management
Clinical Governance and Risk Management
Infectious Diseases Challenges: Epidemiology and Control
Outbreak Investigation and Intelligence
Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence
Foundations of Epidemiology
Foundations of Biostatistics
Infectious diseases electives:
Immunisation Policy and Practice
Applied Research Methods for Public Health
Politics, Surveillance and Public Health
The Global HIV Epidemic: Social Aspects and Impacts
Communicable Disease Control in Global Health
Predictive Modelling in Public Health
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting
For entry into this program, you must have one of the following:
An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of four or more years duration (e.g., MBBS, MD).
An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management.
In exceptional circumstances, applicants with extensive relevant professional work experience (e.g., hospital-trained nurses, paramedics, Aboriginal health workers) may be considered. A minimum of five years full-time relevant professional experience is required and an interview with the School of Population Health may be conducted.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)
TOEFL 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking)
Indicative First Year Fee
health services general management
health services c-suite roles
government and non-government policy
medical insurance management
non-government health service management
health program management
health care consultancy
goverment ministries and departments of health
International health organisations and NGOs
international aid agencies
military and first responder organisations
health education and advocacy