Program Overview

The Master of Health Administration will help you develop the skills and experience you need to lead and manage projects, health agencies, services and programs. We'll prepare you to advance into leadership and management in the public and private sectors in general management and in specialist roles in areas such as project management, quality management and the management of particular health professions.

Our teaching staff have clinical qualifications in areas such as medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, organisational psychology and statistics, and in health administration research. They've worked in senior healthcare management roles in Australia and overseas, with organisations such as the Toronto Hospital (Canada), Inner and Eastern Healthcare Network (Melbourne) and various consulting firms, as well as having extensive governance experience.

The range of electives allows you to further explore health economics and finance, health law and ethics, and process redesign.

The subject timetable is designed to give you the flexibility you need to successfully balance study with your other commitments: the combination of evening, block and online study modes means that you can choose when and how you study.

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  Location

MelbourneAustralia

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  Course Duration

18 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 39,000

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
 

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Epidemiology And Biostatistics
  • Financial Management In Health Services
  • Health Care Quality
  • Health Law And Ethics
  • Health Systems
  • Management And Leadership In Health
  • Strategy And Operation Management
  • Systems Thinking And Leadership

Academic entry requirement

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent).

180 credit point pathway – COGNATE ENTRY (18 months):

Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in a Health related field and be eligible for registration with AHPRA. The list of AHPRA eligibility for registration

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement
6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Annual tuition fee
A$39 000 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

This course is designed to advance your career in healthcare management and will prepare you for a range of senior management roles in the public and private sectors.

Our graduates have taken on roles in prominent healthcare organisations including Cancer Council Victoria, Northern Health, Western Health, Cabrini Health, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Beijing Cancer Hospital.

Professional recognition
The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Graduates of the Master of Health Administration may apply for membership with the ACHSM. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Depending on subject choice, the Master of Health Administration is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) as providing the theoretical underpinning to the experiential components of the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.

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