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Gain the expertise to advance your professional career through an internationally recognised masters qualification in health service management.
The Master of Health Service Management gives you the advanced skills to enable you to manage contemporary health issues. If you work or plan to work in the health or disability sector, this qualification will give you an employment advantage.
All your courses may contribute to educational requirements for continuing competence for medical and nursing health professional groups as required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
Effective communication and teamwork
You will learn how to work independently and with teams. You'll improve your interactions with colleagues, clients and other professionals in the field.
An international perspective
Your new knowledge and skills will be relevant to the health sector globally. This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). The latter depends on the proportion of health informatics taken as part of your master’s programme.
This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH). The latter depends on the proportion of health informatics/digital health taken as part of your master’s programme.
Join one of the largest and most rapidly expanding fields of employment anywhere in the world.
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.
This qualification is relevant to you if you are working in, or aiming to work in, management or clinical leadership roles in any part of the health sector. In the management area you may be working in general management, human resources, operations management and logistics, digital health or information technology. This is not an exhaustive list.
Clinical leads could be from medical, nursing, pharmacy or other allied health areas in District Health Boards (DHBs), Primary Health Organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
Delivery of all courses in the degree, including the Research Report, is by distance mode. Some courses may also be offered by block mode.
The Professional Practice course is intended to be delivered in an applied format if you are currently employed in a suitable organisation. If this is not the case, you will be presented with an appropriate case study to which they can apply the theories you have learned throughout the programme. The Research Report course option is if you cannot take the Professional Practice course or who wish to progress to PhD study.
If you wish to meet the requirements for accreditation by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) you must complete all of the courses in Part One of the programme.
To enter the Master of Health Service Management, you will have been awarded or qualified for:
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.
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