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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Advanced Health Services Management

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 complex and shifting dynamics of health systems and services. The program is suitable for both aspiring and experienced health managers and planners who are looking to further their specialisation in one
of two high demand areas: health information management or health planning. With these majors students undertake the practice-oriented, academically rigorous professional education required of their specialisations, as well as a broader education in health services management and leadership.

The program's content is based on innovative and authentic classroom challenges, simulations and teaching materials. Graduates emerge with specialist knowledge in the design, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to thrive as managers and leaders. 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 service 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 oncampus 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 of the UTS Centre for Health Services Management. The Centre's team undertakes research into the delivery of health services, which in turn informs their teaching and knowledge of current industry demands. Students have opportunities to examine realworld health services challenges related to: consumer engagement, digital health, demographics, health information management, leadership and management, quality and safety improvement, delivery of care to vulnerable groups, and workforce and service planning. 

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  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include both specialist positions such as health information managers and health planning managers, and generalist positions where additional knowledge of planning or health information management provides a competitive advantage (e.g. clinical and practice managers, directors of nursing, nursing and midwifery unit managers, quality and safety positions). These roles can be held within aged care services, health authorities (departments or ministries), health insurance companies, hospitals, primary and/or community care, and other healthcare facilities in the public, private, not-for-profit, government and non-government health sectors.


PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree,
  • an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have:

•At least one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in a medium to large organisation (health or human services organisations are preferred).

In some cases, applicants with less than one year of full-time (or part-time) equivalent experience in a medium to large organisation may be considered. Suitability for enrolment will be determined by the Course Coordinator.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree but who have extensive relevant work experience in a healthcare or human services field may be considered eligible.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
  • AE5: Pass;
  • PTE: 58-64;
  • CAE: 176-184