Graduates of this course are exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into the contemporary health service management environment. Students can focus on health services management or complete a major in: Planning Clinical Leadership Project Management, or Health Research. The Planning major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in planning and evaluating health services, understanding health needs, and managing change in a dynamic and complex environment. The Clinical Leadership major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in maximising the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of health services as well as ensuring that governance, quality and risk-mitigation frameworks contribute to excellence in healthcare delivery. The Project Management major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in applying the knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently within a healthcare environment. The Health Research major provides a blend of health services management, research coursework and independent study subjects to assist graduates in undertaking health services research and those who wish to be considered for admission to a doctoral program.
This course is designed to prepare new, aspiring and middle health service planners and managers to assume a leadership role in the strategic and operational management of a wide range of health services and facilities. The content aims to develop skills in managing people, resources, systems, and processes within health services to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations.
Career options include positions as managers and/or planners in health authorities, hospitals, primary and community care, aged care services, and other healthcare facilities in the public, private, not-for-profit, government and non-government health sectors.