University Handbook 2018

Master of Health Administration

Course code/s: HMHA, HMHADE

Course details
Location City Campus - Collins Street Online
Course code HMHA HMHADE
Mid year intake available Yes - Full-time students must start midyear (second semester). Part-time students can start in any semester.
Course coordinator Professor Sandra Leggat
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 069741D (City only)
Course duration 3–4 years (part time) or 3 semesters (full time, commencing in Semester 2)
Credit points 180 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes

The course is offered on a part-time (commencing in either semester) or full-time basis (commencing second semester only).

Course description

The Master of Health Administration is an applied course which aims to produce graduates with practical expertise in the leadership and management of projects, health agencies, services and programs. Graduates are well equipped to succeed in general management roles, or alternatively to develop as specialists in areas such as quality management, project management or management of particular health professions. The course does not require the completion of a research thesis, but assists students to develop their skills through a major action learning subject. Students design and conduct projects in the workplace and prepare an article for publication. This approach develops both practical management and analytical skills, while also requiring knowledge of the relevant literature and important theoretical concepts, through a structured and collaborative educational process.

The course is offered on a part-time (commencing in either semester) or full-time basis (commencing second semester only). The program timetable is designed to accommodate working students, and offers a combination of evening, block and online modes. Full-time students are required to start their study in second semester.

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

Apply research principles and practices to critically appraise the health management body of knowledge and apply to managerial and leadership practice.
Synthesise information on population needs, health care delivery systems, funding and financing arrangements and government policy to create, revise, implement and evaluate evidence-based strategies that enhance population health and maximise organisational potential.
Apply project management tools and techniques underpinned by contemporary theoretical models to cultivate change.
Evaluate and synthesise the impact of health system and health organisation resource allocation decisions and apply to future resource allocation decisions.
Identify and assemble relevant data to analyse performance to improve the operations of a health care system or organisation to enhance patient care and population health outcomes.
Develop and apply ethical evidence-based leadership skills directed to individuals and teams across diverse organisational environments.
Effectively communicate ideas and information to different audiences and diverse settings.
Apply critical reflective practice that adapts responsively to the needs of different contexts and stakeholder groups.

Course structure - City Campus - Collins Street

The course requires the completion of 180 credit points over three to four years part-time or equivalent full-time study (for those who commence midyear only).

Part 1

Part 1 - City Campus - Collins Street* (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM* Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5AHS The Australian Health System 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HOR Healthy Organisations 15
TE-SEM-2 or TE-WINTER PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation 15
Choose one of the following two 15 credit points subjects:
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making 15
  PHE5HDE1 Health Data for Decision Making - Skills Enhancement 15
Plus two elective subjects chosen from below, or other electives approved by the course coordinator
TE-SUMMER-3 PHE5AHR Australia’s International Health Relations 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HEF Health Economics and Finance 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5INH Integrated Health Promotion 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5WDH Work Related Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5RPP Workplace Risk Management and Principles Practice 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5OHA OH&S Principles and Legislation 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HSO Health Management Strategy and Operations 15
TE-SEM-2 GER5PPA Policy, Planning and Practice in Aged Care 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HPA Health Policy Analysis 15
  PHE5LAE 1 Health Law and Ethics 15

Key: 1 Subject not available in 2018.

*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

 

Part 2

Part 2 - City Campus - Collins Street* (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-ALLYR PHE5ALS Action Learning Study 45
Choose one of the following 15 credit points subjects:
TE-SUMMER-2 PHE4CQM Applied Quality and Safety in Health and Community Services 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality 15

Course structure - Online

Part 1

Part 1 - Online - can be taken in any year (135 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM* Academic Integrity Module 0
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5AHS The Australian Health System 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HOR Healthy Organisations 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality 15
TE-SEM-2 or TE-WINTER PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management 15
Choose one of the following two 15 credit point subjects:
  PHE5HDE 1 Health Data Skills Enhance 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making
Choose one of the following two 15 credit point subjects:
TE-SEM-2 PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation 15
TE-SEM-2 HIM5HSI Health Systems Implementation
Choose 30 credit points of elective subjects from the list below:
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HEF Health Economics and Finance 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5INH Integrated Health Promotion 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5WDH Work Related Determinants of Health 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5RPP Workplace Risk Management Principles 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5BHC Bioethics in Health Care 15
TE-SEM-1 HBS5OHA OH&S Principles and Legislation 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HSO Health Management Strategy and Operations 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 PHE5SCC Service Coordination and Case Management 15
TE-W31-37 PHE5SUP The Service User Perspective in Healthcare 15
TE-W17-25 PHE5VOR Vocational Rehab 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HPA Health Policy Analysis 15
  PHE5LAE 1 Health Law and Ethics 15

Key: 1 Subject not available in 2018.

*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

 

Part 2

Part 2 - Online - Core Final Year (45 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-ALLYR PHE5ALS Action Learning Study 45

 

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