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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Health Service Management
MHSM

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of Health Service Management requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and will have

(b) been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree, having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or equivalent; or

(c) been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management with a B- grade average, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of Health Service Management shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

(b) at least 60 credits at 800 level;

and including:

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the degree;

(d) attending field trips, contact workshops, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) will consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits from the Schedule to the Degree, including Part Two as specified.

4. Candidates who wish to meet the requirements for accreditation by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) must complete all of the following courses in Part One of the programme: 152.742, 157.701, 178.718, 152.743.

Specialisations

5. The Master of Health Service Management is awarded without a specialisation.

Student Progression

6. For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a grade average of at least a B- over the Part One courses.

7. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Health Service Management may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management should they meet the Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Health Service Management

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

157.701 Health Information Management 30 credits
R 157.711, 157.733, 158.759.

Subject courses (60 credits from)

152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits
R 152.709, 152.705

152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250.743

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168.810, 168.710

178.718 Health Economics 30 credits

Any candidate intending to undertake the Research Report in Part Two must include 168711

Part Two (60 credits from)

152.894 Professional Practice 60 credits
R 114.895

152.896 Research Report 60 credits

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