Health care management encompasses a broad field of practice that is continuing to grow in tandem with the growth of the health care industry and the challenges it faces in terms of financial sustainability, increasing complexity, greater consumer expectations, including accountability for safety and quality.
As a result management roles in health care are also expanding from the traditional senior and mid-level administrative roles to clinicians taking on increasing management tasks. The current Master of Health Services Management, located within the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, primarily focuses on this latter market and in particular the needs of clinicians in the domestic market who seek background knowledge to assist them take on these roles. This new Masters of Health Administration will primarily target the general health care administration market and have an international focus. While developed from the existing Master of Health Service Management, this course will strengthen the general management component through partnership with the Faculty of Business & Economics who will deliver one third of the units.