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Health Administration

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Learn the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of leading and managing the delivery of services in a modern healthcare environment.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Health Administration
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    400
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    006110A
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

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4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Lead the way! Healthcare systems across the world aim to deliver quality, safe and effective care to the population. However, many systems face challenges of limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly advancing technology. Our postgraduate courses in health administration will develop the practical leadership and management skills needed to address challenging issues in these changing healthcare environments, and to manage relationships with other service providers, consumers and policymakers.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complexity of delivering and planning for services in a modern healthcare environment.

It is designed for clinicians, managers and administrators who want to deliver high quality, safe and effective healthcare.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration or a Graduate Diploma in Health Administration once you have completed certain units.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • Apply knowledge from the discipline Health Administration and understand its theoretical underpinnings. Extend the boundaries of knowledge through research.
  • Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of complex heath systems issues; Think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
  • Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources.
  • Effectively communicate in ways appropriate to Health Administration, mindful of audience and purpose.
  • Use current technologies applicable to health care organizations effectively; recognising their advantages and limitations.
  • Use a range of learning strategies; Take responsibility for one’s own learning and development; Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a Health Administration graduate.
  • Provide ethical and professional standards of health service management with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences
  • Provide ethical and professional standards of health administration with sensitivity to political, social, cultural, geographical, technological and global influences; particularly indigenous populations.
  • Work independently and in teams; Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the Health discipline

My studies have enhanced my knowledge and skills in academic teaching, research and administration, as well as my employment opportunities. Because of my experience in health care, it was easy to connect what I learned in class to my real work situation, especially in relation to leadership in healthcare.

Isaac Joshua

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Specifically, a Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution in a field relevant to health management, health administration, business administration of healthcare organisation, clinical governance, medical administration, human resource management for health, health information management, health financial management, public health and leadership in health policy

AND 

work experience equivalent to two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. Work experience may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of four or more years duration (e.g., MBBS, MD)

OR

an undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to health administration, health leadership, health services management, health information management, business administration, public administration, public policy and public health.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$25,275*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-HLADMN
  • CRICOS code: 006110A
  • Last updated on: 20 May 2024

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