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Top Master Degrees in Health in Australia 2019

A master’s degree is an advanced study program that can be completed in about two years, provided students have already earned a bachelor’s degree in a similar area. Students can choose to earn a Master of Arts, an MSc, or an MBA, depending on their current and future goals.

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Western Sydney University

The Master of Public Health course is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. ... [+]

The Master of Public Health course is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues. This course emphasises a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors.

Students can study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. Students receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue.... [-]

Australia Sydney Bankstown Campbelltown Gunderman Blacktown Rydalmere Penrith  + 4 More
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Western Sydney University

The Master of Health Science is designed for professionals working in a variety of health science settings, including both government and non-government organisations. ... [+]

The Master of Health Science is designed for professionals working in a variety of health science settings, including both government and non-government organisations. In addition to the standard Master of Health Science, students can select from three specialisations, including Health Services Management (a program accredited by the Australian College of Health Service Management), Aged Care Management, or Occupational Health and Safety. Students can study a broad range of health science units relating to evidence-based health care and practice, health service planning, aged care management, health policy development, leadership, and health financial management. Students also receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary issue in health science.... [-]

Australia Sydney Bankstown Campbelltown Gunderman Blacktown Rydalmere Penrith  + 4 More
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
The University of Queensland

This program prepares health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines to define, critically assess and resolve public health and nutrition problems ... [+]

Why study the Master of Public Health

This program prepares health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines to define, critically assess and resolve public health and nutrition problems. Students can undertake this program in a variety of fields- refer to the links under "What you can study" below for further details. Students may complete the program entirely by coursework or may incorporate a dissertation or project. Dissertation and projects may be completed within Australia or overseas. Any expenses incurred in undertaking the dissertation/project are the responsibility of the student.

The Master of Public Health program is the first in Asia Pacific to have achieved Curriculum Validation from the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), one of the world's leading accrediting bodies for MPH programs. This validation confirms that the curriculum adheres to European standards for a modern comprehensive degree and contains the basic structure and core content expected from a Master of Public Health. Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students only as course offerings are limited in that semester.... [-]

Australia Saint Lucia Brisbane Gatton
January 2020
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Avondale College of Higher Education

The postgraduate course in nursing at Avondale College of Higher Education is designed to provide you with the option to either develop nursing specialist qualifications ... [+]

Master of Nursing Course Overview

The postgraduate course in nursing at Avondale College of Higher Education is designed to provide you with the option to either develop nursing specialist qualifications in clinical teaching, clinical nursing, leadership, and management or to undertake a generic course with no particular specialization. These areas of study are designed to extend and deepen a registered nurse's knowledge, skills and appreciation of advanced practice through the in-depth study of contemporary health care issues, nursing research and evidence-based perspectives of practice, leadership and management approaches, health promotion, holistic assessment, therapeutic interventions, and evaluation.... [-]

Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga
March 2020
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Online
The Australian National University | Science

The ANU Master of Public Health will equip you with the foundations of public health practice, provide you with an understanding of contemporary public health issues rele ... [+]

Master of public health (advanced) - now available for online study

At ANU we are committed to training the next generation of researchers and population health practitioners, who will improve the population's mental and physical health through discovery, education and the translation of research into effective health policy and practice. Our work spans the full range of population health research, including non-communicable disease epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, global health, health services research, social and cultural determinants of health, environmental health, healthy aging and mental health. Our Master programs draw on many different areas of population health giving you a comprehensive understanding of the field. And if you’re hoping to benefit from the research strengths of ANU, the Advanced program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical, coursework experience in public health with the development and implementation of a research project.... [-]

Australia Canberra
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online
The University of Notre Dame Australia

The Master's Degree in Exercise Science is designed to assist students to meet national accreditation standards required for full membership with the Exercise and Sports ... [+]

Master of Exercise Science

Researchers have identified that physical inactivity is a critical risk factor contributing to ill health in Australia and that exercise plays an important role in preventing and rehabilitating diseases of lifestyle. This course is the School of Health Science aims to provide highly trained professional exercise scientists and practitioners to be part of the health team providing exercise services. These services may be in the workplace and sport and for persons with chronic health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, insulin intolerance, diabetes, long-term sports injuries and joint disorders. Acquiring in-depth knowledge and research skills in the exercise sciences will allow graduates to work with clients to improve their health and well being in exercise, sport or rehabilitation contexts.... [-]

Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Health Policy equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understanding of the ... [+]

This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous and health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies. This course provides a career pathway for health professionals, government employees, consultants and other professionals who want to pursue a career in health policy or have reached their desired role and wish to deepen their professional knowledge and experience.

A graduate of this course is able to: demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (Professional Behaviour and Accountability) retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence to influence health policy (Critical Thinking) demonstrate team and leadership skills while considering health in a global context (Leadership and Teamwork) effectively and appropriately communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of contexts (Communication) reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practice; planning for and implementing ongoing personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning) be professionally and culturally competent, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (Indigenous Awareness). ... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1.5 - 3 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Health Policy (Extension) equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understa ... [+]

This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies. The course provides a career pathway for health professionals, government employees, consultants and other professionals who want to pursue a career in health policy or have reached their desired role and wish to deepen their professional knowledge and experience.

A graduate of this course is able to: demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (Professional Behaviour and Accountability) retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence to influence health policy (Critical Thinking) demonstrate team and leadership skills while considering health in a global context (Leadership and Teamwork) effectively and appropriately communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of contexts (Communication) reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practice; plan for and implement ongoing personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning) be professionally and culturally competent, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (Indigenous Awareness). ... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Pharmacy is an accredited two-year graduate-entry degree leading to eligibility for registration as a pharmacist. Innovative and practice-based in approach, ... [+]

Developed by leading pharmacy academics and our expert educational designer, the course's subject matter is delivered in an integrated, student-focused manner, making use of cutting-edge technologies and strong links with the pharmacy profession. Expert guest lecturers and practitioner teachers are utilised throughout the course to ensure relevance and real-world application of content. Students undertake clinical practice in a wide variety of settings sourced by UTS throughout the degree. This includes a guaranteed hospital pharmacy placement for eligible students. On-campus learning takes place in the Graduate School of Health's state-of-the-art education and research facility, which opened in 2015.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

This is a comprehensive course in health services management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowled ... [+]

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.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1.5 - 3 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Advanced Health Services Management is an innovative course designed to inspire and cultivate a new generation of managers and leaders, equipped to meet the ... [+]

The course is designed and taught in alignment with local and international industry requirements and demands. It is taught by internationally recognised educators and industry experts who share with students their research, practice knowledge and wisdom. This provides students with direct access to valuable insights and networks into the contemporary health service management environment. Students can complete a major in health services planning or health information management. Health services planning: This major increases students' specialist planning knowledge and skills, which leads to an enhanced capacity to plan and manage health services in diverse health settings. It provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates to develop skills in planning and evaluating health services and understanding health needs, as well as managing people, resources, systems and processes within health services to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments and organisations. Health information management: This major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates to employ a data-driven approach within the contemporary digitally evolving health environment. It prepares graduates to acquire and excel in positions such as health information managers, clinical coders, data analysts, costing experts or health informaticians. Both majors capitalise on state-of-the-art learning spaces that enable students to experience a seamless integration of online and face-to-face on-campus learning. Subjects use a broad range of activities, including client briefs, case studies and simulations where students engage in real-world learning around common management tasks and challenges. Each subject includes several intensive study days on campus. Educators in both programs are part... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

This degree is designed for registered nurses wanting to develop research skills that have practical application for innovations in the health care industry and scholarly ... [+]

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The university attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. Students are part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

This degree offers solid research training to registered nurses who are required to undertake research in their current employment or who aspire to such positions.

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Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

This degree is designed for registered midwives wanting to develop research skills that have practical application for innovations in the healthcare industry and scholarl ... [+]

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The university attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. Students are a part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

This degree offers solid research training to registered midwives who are required to undertake research in their current employment or who aspire to such positions.

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Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

This degree is designed for health service professionals wanting to develop research skills that have practical application for innovations and policy in the healthcare s ... [+]

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The university attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. Students are part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

This degree offers solid research training to health service professionals who are required to undertake research in their current employment or who aspire to such positions.

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Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Physiotherapy is a two-year, graduate-entry degree leading to eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist in Australia. Innovative and practice-based ... [+]

In addition to core areas of physiotherapy, students have the opportunity to learn about evidence-based and professional practice, interprofessional teamwork and leadership, and undertake a research project. Advanced subjects include treatment of complex patients, health promotion and community rehabilitation, telehealth and quality assurance. All students develop a professional portfolio designed to reflect professional competencies. Developed by experienced physiotherapy academics, the course's subject matter is delivered in an integrated, student-focused manner, making use of cutting-edge technologies. This course has been developed in consultation with a working party of experienced physiotherapy clinicians in hospitals and private practice. The discipline has strong links with industry, such as Sydney FC, Tyromotion, Cronulla Sharks and Rugby Australia. Over the two-year course students complete approximately 700–800 hours of clinical placement, sourced for them, addressing a variety of client groups across the lifespan. Clinical placements in hospitals and private practice are carefully selected to complement in-class learning and offer supervision by experienced physiotherapists. Students are allocated placements within the Sydney metropolitan area, with potential opportunities also available in rural and regional settings.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus