Health Leadership at La Trobe

Why study at La Trobe? 

If you choose La Trobe for your postgraduate studies, you're choosing an Australian leader in postgraduate health education. We'll give you great learning facilities and industry connections, and prepare you to contribute to the health and wellbeing of your community.

You'll benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience, as well as our partnerships with leading institutions.

  • Our Department of Public Health is one of the largest in Australia, and its partners include the Australian Red Cross and the Victorian Healthcare Association.
  • Many of our courses are offered in collaboration with world-renowned universities including McMaster University in Canada.
  • We offer the most diverse range of Allied Health courses in Victoria.
  • Our leading industry partners include AFL and A-League teams, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Queensland Health and the New York Knicks.

Take the next step in your career

Our courses produce leaders who create and influence health policy, improve healthcare systems and enhance the health of our communities. We will prepare you to succeed in management roles or develop as a specialist practitioner. 

Become an expert in:

  • the needs of an ageing population
  • the integration of healthcare delivery systems
  • technological innovations
  • an increasingly complex regulatory environment
  • an increased focus on primary and preventative care.

Our graduates have assisted the World Health Organization to develop a patient-centred approach, led health system reform in China and Australia, and are recognised as managers of competent health systems and hospitals.

Health leadership alumnus

Christine Edwards

Christine graduated with a Master of Health Administration in 2005. She is now a philanthropy and social sector consultant, and a director on the boards of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Health Recruitment Plus. Christine has previously been CEO of The Myer Foundation and the Sidney Myer Fund, and worked as a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness. 

'The course offered a balanced blend of a strong theoretical basis and practical application, the electives were broad and very appealing, and I knew the academic staff there', Christine says. 'I also developed my leadership skills in the areas of human resource management and working with people to develop their leadership ability.'

Christine believes her Master of Health Administration degree helped progress her career 'in particular by providing me with knowledge about the importance of health prevention, early intervention, and the role of public health education.'