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Top Master Degrees in Health in Australia 2017

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Master’s degrees are advanced academic programs that are available in many different study areas. Master programs can typically be completed in about two to three years. Depending on the school, they can even be earned online.

Australia has seven of the top 100 institution of higher learning in the world! Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, placing eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus or Online Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

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. [+]

Top in Australia Masters 2017. 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 ageing 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. Both our Master programs in public health are ideal for health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for management; graduates wanting a qualification in public health practice; and health administrators and policy workers needing a qualification to assist their career. The Master of Public Health (Advanced) is now also offered online giving you flexible learning options from anywhere in the world. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Explain and apply an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological, and societal determinants of health and disease. Understand the factors affecting the aetiology, incidence, and... [-]

Master of Healthcare Leadership

Southern Cross University (Online)
Online Part time 1 year Open Enrollment Australia Sydney Melbourne Lismore Coffs Harbour Gold Coast Port Macquarie + 5 more

Rather than focusing on any one health discipline, the Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you a broad, inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing face of healthcare. You might be a nurse with a diploma and many years of experience wanting to move out of direct care. [+]

Prepare for the future of healthcare Healthcare is Australia’s largest industry. It’s growing and it’s also changing. Dr Louise Horstmanshof, Course Coordinator for the Master of Healthcare Leadership, says “we’re preparing in many ways for an unknown future”. We’re living longer but we also want to live better. The challenge for the health industry is in planning for, responding to and effectively managing change in a complex and busy environment. “We’re going to have to be more innovative, more flexible … and we need leadership … people who are open to opportunity, people who can look at data, look at systems, be critical about them, make decisions about them and lead others”, says Dr Horstmanshof. Rather than focusing on any one health discipline, the Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you a broad, inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing face of healthcare. You might be a nurse with a diploma and many years of experience wanting to move out of direct care. You might be from an allied health background (like physiotherapy, osteopathy, counselling, optometry or even veterinary medicine) wanting to start your own practice. Or, you may be from a non-health background (perhaps you’ve worked in management and leadership in business or industry) and want to lead change and innovation in a healthcare setting. Whatever your background, a Master of Healthcare Leadership is designed to give you more flexibility, more opportunities and more transferable skills. Career opportunities Where will a Master of Healthcare Leadership take you? Where do... [-]

Master of Public Health

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

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

Top in Australia Masters 2017. 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. Upon completing the Master of Public Health, students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the health sector and related industry and government organisations, as well as opportunities to further their learning via postgraduate research programmes (e.g. Master of Research and/or Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health). Why study the Master of Public Health? Western Sydney University's Master of Public Health undertakes a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It enables health professionals to practise in a variety of settings, including health services and community organisations. You will study evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. The practical skills focus is in health promotion programs, and you will... [-]

Master of Health Science

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

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. The Master of Health Science is designed for professionals working in a variety of health science settings, including both government and non-government organisations. Students can select from three specialisations, including 'Health Services 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 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. Upon completing the Master of Health Sciences, students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the health sector and related industry... [-]

Master of Nursing

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online Full time Part time 18 months March 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

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... [+]

Top in Australia Masters 2017. 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 specialisation. These areas of study are designed to extend and deepen a registered nurse's knowledge, skills and appreciation of advanced practice through 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. The ability to function both autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team is an essential element in the course. Further, postgraduate students will also be expected to demonstrate accountability for safe practice from legal, ethical and professional perspectives. Course Code 2094 Course Duration One and a half years full-time (or part-time equivalent) Study Mode Distance education Accreditation Avondale’s Master of Nursing course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Careers A career as a Registered Nurse offers many opportunities to work in diverse roles in a range of hospital and community settings both in Australia and globally. There are various career paths the Registered Nurse can pursue including, clinical practice, nursing leadership and management, research and nurse education. [-]

Master of Public Health

La Trobe University
Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 Australia Melbourne

If you're a professional, currently working in the health setting and want to expand your career into senior roles, this program is designed for you. [+]

If you're a professional, currently working in the health setting and want to expand your career into senior roles, this program is designed for you. The Master of Public Health is an internationally recognised professional qualification in public health that enables you to work all over the world in a variety of health settings. This is a comprehensive, stand-alone degree, with both research and practice pathways. A distinctive feature is that you are trained according to the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia. It includes eight core public health subjects, after which you will have the choice to complete the degree in either research mode or practice mode. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score... [-]

Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy

University of South Australia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Adelaide + 1 more

This program is a coursework Masters degree with a tailored offering responding to the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists. The program is offered with the flexible delivery of a combination of external and internal study. [+]

Top in Australia Masters 2017. The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy program is a coursework Masters degree with a tailored offering responding to the advanced learning needs and goals of qualified physiotherapists. The program is offered with the flexible delivery of a combination of external and internal study. The eight courses (36 units) which make up this Master’s program have been developed to meet the competency requirements of the national special groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and in turn of College of Physiotherapists. Areas of tailored self-directed and directed study can be negotiated and may include but not are not limited to paediatrics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, rehabilitation and women’s health physiotherapy. Contemporary health care and clinical practice require therapists' reasoning and practice to be critical, reflective, patient-centred and evidence-based. It is the aim of this program to provide physiotherapists with focussed physiotherapy education to enable them to develop an advanced level of evidence-based practice. Unique features of the program include: advanced education in clinical theory and practice including active, passive and educative management with practical skills supervision provided in intensive blocks as required; dedicated core courses in evidence-based practice, range of electives available to suit diverse interests and backgrounds of students including pain mechanisms, and pain assessment, rehabilitation and management available; dedicated clinical course in selected areas of practice in intensive blocks. The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) enables qualified and experienced physiotherapists to gain advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the field of sports physiotherapy. It aims... [-]

Master of Pharmacy (International)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney

The Master of Pharmacy (International) is an accredited three-year, graduate-entry degree leading to eligibility for registration as a pharmacist. The course is an Australian-first, extending the Master of Pharmacy (C04252) program to include a one-year overseas clinical placement. This allows students to expand their knowledge even further, gaining practice-based experience of pharmacy in a global context and an understanding of the international factors that influence pharmacy practice and health care provision. Overseas clinical placements include those in Asia, Canada, Europe, South America or the USA. Language and culture subjects cater to both beginners and students with prior language knowledge. The course is innovative and practice-based in approach, building on students' strong scientific foundation to provide specialist, comprehensive knowledge relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice. In addition to the pharmaceutical sciences, this includes professional pharmacy services, integrated therapeutics and the unique capstone subject, 96014 Molecule to Market, led by industry leader Adjunct Professor John Montgomery. Two elective subjects provide students with the opportunity to individualise their studies with their choice of any available postgraduate subject offered at UTS. [+]

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. In addition to the one-year international placement, students undertake clinical practice in a wide variety of settings sourced by UTS throughout the degree. This includes a guaranteed hospital pharmacy placement. On-campus learning takes place in the Graduate School of Health's state-of-the-art education and research facility, which opened in 2015.... [-]


Master of Public Health (Advanced)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

Public health refers to organised efforts to prevent disease, promote health and reduce health inequalities in entire populations. A postgraduate public health degree is recognised worldwide as being invaluable for a career in public health. Covering a comprehensive range of subjects, the Master of Public Health (Advanced) develops students' specialist knowledge and skills so that they can contribute to excellence in public health as well as preparing students for leadership roles in public health. [+]

The Master of Public Health (Advanced) offers flexibility, with a wide range of electives, providing the opportunity to specialise in a particular field of public health. UTS utilises a combination of face-to-face teaching, including block days, and online educational delivery. Academic staff are highly experienced clinicians and researchers, and recognised as leaders in their chosen fields of public health.

Upon completion of the course, graduates have an internationally recognised qualification. They have developed skills and acquired knowledge essential for the modern public health professional. Specifically, the course covers topics including: global public health communicable and infectious diseases health promotion health education reproductive and sexual health Indigenous health health policy management in healthcare primary healthcare health research methods epidemiology biostatistics health economics. ... [-]


Master of Public Health

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

Public health refers to organised efforts to prevent disease, promote health and reduce health inequalities in entire populations. A postgraduate public health degree is recognised worldwide as being invaluable for a career in public health. The Master of Public Health is intended for both non-medical and medically qualified students interested in a career in public or global health, research or practice. Through this course, students acquire skills in planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs. [+]

The Master of Public Health offers flexibility, with a wide range of electives, providing the opportunity to specialise in a particular field of public health. UTS utilises a combination of face-to-face teaching, including block days, and online educational delivery. Academic staff are highly experienced clinicians and researchers, and recognised as leaders in their chosen fields of public health.

Upon completion of the course, graduates have an internationally recognised qualification. They have developed skills and acquired knowledge essential for the modern public health professional. Specifically, the course covers topics including: global public health communicable and infectious diseases health promotion health education reproductive and sexual health Indigenous health health policy management in healthcare primary healthcare health research methods epidemiology biostatistics health economics. ... [-]


Master of Orthoptics (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course is intended for orthoptists, or students who have completed a relevant degree, who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to orthoptics through the completion of the degree. [+]

This course provides students the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest to develop and complete an original research project, which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

This course is excellent preparation for those students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research or higher-level orthoptics positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.... [-]


Master of Health Policy (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Health Policy (Extension) equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understanding of the way the healthcare system operates and the challenges it faces. [+]

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. 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; 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). ... [-]


Master of Health Services Management

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This is a comprehensive course in health services management and aims to expand students' knowledge and future career opportunities. The course develops students' knowledge and skills, leading to an enhanced capacity to manage health services in a diverse range of health settings. [+]

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 Health Information Coding 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 Health Information Coding major provides a blend of subjects to assist graduates in employing a data-driven approach in the current evidence-based environment and to assign codes to patient activity in accordance with recognised classification systems utilised in the health information services arena. 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.... [-]


Master of Advanced Nursing

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course entails person-centred learning. Developed in conjunction with key industry stakeholders, the course provides a clear pathway for nurses to develop their careers and positively influence the provision of care. [+]

Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops nursing skills and knowledge that enable improvement in person-centred care and patient outcomes. This encompasses the areas of clinical, chronic and complex care (ageing and palliation), primary health care, education, management and research. The course has been developed with a key stakeholder group which includes educators, clinical nurse consultants, nurse unit managers, directors of nursing and consumers. This ensures that graduate attributes are professionally relevant, and meet both current and future needs of employers and the community. Students are able to customise their program by mixing and matching the seven majors, 11 sub-majors and over 40 elective choices in a variety of ways to achieve their individual goals, whether they be diversified or highly specialised. Course content is focused on innovative evidence-based practice which enables students to lead improved nursing practice at all levels. The course has been rated as 'excellent' by final-year students in university satisfaction surveys between 2010 and 2013, due in large part to the engaging master class format that encourages feedback, debate and a scholarly community.... [-]


Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

If you are a nurse looking for the best educational pathway to improve your ability to provide expert care and your career opportunities as a nurse practitioner, then the University of Newcastle’s Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) may be the program for you. [+]

Top in Australia Masters 2017. If you are a nurse looking for the best educational pathway to improve your ability to provide expert care and your career opportunities as a nurse practitioner, then the University of Newcastle’s Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) may be the program for you. By expanding your skills and knowledge through this advanced program, coupled with extensive clinical training, you will become a competent and qualified nurse practitioner. With this highly regarded professional qualification, you can broaden your career opportunities, applying your acquired skills and experience in the individual assessment, planning, implementation, diagnosis and evaluation of patient care. Embarking on the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) will see you delve into core knowledge areas such as pharmacotherapeutics, biophysical processes, health research, clinical leadership and management. You will also have the flexibility to explore specialised fields including aged care, mental health, infection control, palliative care and neonatal intensive care. For more information on the courses available, check out the ‘Details’ page. The program includes a minimum of 658 hours of embedded clinical practice in nursing, under the guidance of approved academic and clinical supervisors (approved by the Program Convenor). This clinical practice is undertaken in the student’s normal place of work. It is expected that the student’s employment is accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) or similar. With your Master’s qualification you will be able to apply for endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to enable you to practice as a... [-]