Master of Health Science

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Health Sciences at Western

Your studies will help you develop skills in managing people, resources, systems, and processes within health services to meet the changing needs of communities, clinicians, governments, and organisations. The goal of the program is to develop decision-ready practitioners who can impact positively on health service issues and systems.

Western Sydney University is Australia’s premier health sciences education institution.

The University is internationally renowned for its teaching and research activities and is at the forefront of innovation professional programs.

Our Health Science graduates will be exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to provide insights into the contemporary health service management, digital health, and workplace safety environments.

Professional Accreditation

The Health Services Management major is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

For information specific to each major, including UAC Codes, please visit:

This major is designed for health practitioners who require skills in contemporary management and their application in the health care setting. Particular emphasis is placed on critical and analytic skills in health service governance, financing, quality and safety, and planning and evaluation, thus providing graduates with the ability to respond effectively to changes as they arise. Students in this major can further focus their studies in areas relevant to health service managers, such as project management, aged care management, human resource management and research and development.

A4047 Health Service Management 2 year pathway
A4048 Health Service Management 1.5 year pathway
A4049 Health Service Management 1 year pathway

This specialisation focuses on the practice of workplace health within national and international frameworks. It explores issues such as the physical, social and mental impact of the occupational environment on health. Strategies for the management of workplace health are examined, together with methods of monitoring and evaluating occupational health programs. Students have the opportunity to develop a safety systems program concentrating on hazard identification, risk assessment and devising control measures incorporating safety management principles. Students in this specialisation can further focus their studies in project management and research and evaluation.

A4050 Occupational Health and Safety 2 year pathway
A4051 Occupational Health and Safety 1.5 year pathway
A4052 Occupational Health and Safety 1 year pathway

The Digital Health specialisation combines the opportunity to study contemporary issues associated with information management in healthcare organisations with the integration of a sound understanding of the impact of digital health, as well as the development and implementation of projects and programs relating to this growing and critical area in both organisations and professional practice. The specialisation would be of interest to clinicians, health management and science (information engineering) professionals, and personnel working in health corporate roles with responsibilities in health data and information. Students in this specialisation can further focus their studies in aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship, and research and development in the digital health space. You will also gain experience with the development and implementation of projects and programs relating to these growing and critical areas in organisations and professional practice.

A4053 Digital Health 2 year pathway
A4054 Digital Health 1.5 Year pathway
A4055 Digital Health 1 Year pathway

Fees and delivery

Fees: AUD $24,480*

Delivery: On campus 

 

Fees: AUD $30,080*

Delivery: On campus 

 

 

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.