If you are currently working in the health services setting and want to expand your career into senior health management roles and to develop comprehensive skills in the theory and practice of both public health and health services management, the Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration is designed for you.
La Trobe University's Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration will prepare you for future health services management roles that deal with the needs of the ageing population, integration of healthcare delivery systems, technological innovations and an increasingly complex regulatory environment. The program will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a research or practice based project enabling you to apply your skills and knowledge to real world problems.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.Sample course structure
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration, students must complete a total of 300 credit points across 2 years.
Upon completion of 60 credit points of subjects students have the option to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health (HCPHE) or the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (HCHSM).
Upon completion of 120 credit points of subjects, students have the option to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Public Health (HGPHE) or the Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management (HGHSMG).
Please refer to the course structures for each exit award to identify the subjects that are required to be completed in order to qualify for that award.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 180 credit points including:
Core subjects are required subjects within your course.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS PHE5EPB 1 15 HEALTH CARE QUALITY PHE5HCQ 1 15 HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS PHE5LAE 1 15 HEALTH POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION PHE5POL 1 15 HEALTH PROMOTION STRATEGY AND PRACTICE PHE5PSP 1 15 HEALTH SYSTEMS PHE5HHS 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH PHE5PUH 1 15 PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSES PHE5PHR 1 15 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SERVICES PHE5FMH 2 15 MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH PHE5MLH 2 15 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH PHE5SCP 2 15 STRATEGY AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT PHE5SOM 2 15 SYSTEMS THINKING AND LEADERSHIP PHE5STL 2 15
The Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration offers a range of elective subjects that can be undertaken as part of the degree. Please refer to the course structure in the La Trobe University Handbook.See La Trobe University Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.
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Graduates are qualified to work in community health services, hospitals, research bodies, and public health and health promotion agencies. You are also likely to find work for government and non-government organisations such as Red Cross, World Vision and other not.for.profit organisations.Professional recognition
The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Depending on subject choice, the Master of Health Administration is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) as providing the theoretical underpinning to the experiential components of the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.