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The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy program will provide students with a unique set of multidisciplinary skills needed to address the complex challenges faced by the increasingly dynamic healthcare industry. Students will have the opportunity to focus on courses in health economics and policy, health management and leadership, health analytics and informatics, or research.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to health economics, management and policy and be proficient in their application.
- Expertise in applying research principles and methods for the purpose of conducting substantial health economics, management and policy projects.
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to support the recognition, definition, analysis, and solving of complex health economics, management and policy problems: successes and more importantly failures.
- Highly developed written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
- Critical analytical and decision-making skills that incorporate ethical, social and global issues in relation to health economics, management and policy.
- Awareness of and openness to self-reflection and their impact on those they seek to influence.
- Effective interpersonal skills demonstrated through management/leadership capability and the capability to work effectively in teams to deliver expected outcomes.
- Professional proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in health economics, management and policy contexts.
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Entry into the Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy program will be available to applicants who have:
- A Bachelor degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline; or
- An Honours Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in any discipline; or
- Minimum 5 years relevant organisational experience*; or
- Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of the UoN Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy program.
*Relevant organisational experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in business, management, health, IT, social services, and governance/policy profressions.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy program requires students to complete a total of 120 units as follows:
- 60 units of Core courses
- 60 units of Directed courses
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
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Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete all Core Courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6380||Health Economics and Finance||10 units|
|GSBS6381||Health Plan Design and Payments: Theory and Practice||10 units|
|GSBS6382||Applied Economic Evaluation in Healthcare||10 units|
|GSBS6383||Health Systems, Policy and Governance||10 units|
|GSBS6384||Strategic Health Leadership and Management||10 units|
|GSBS6385||Financial Management and Decision Making in Healthcare||Not currently offered||10 units|
Complete 60 units from the Directed course list.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GMBA6001||Globalisation and Business||10 units|
|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6009||Cross-Cultural Management||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6386||Healthcare Data Analytics||Not currently offered||10 units|
|GSBS6387||Research Thesis in Health Economics, Management and Policy||Not currently offered||20 units|
|GSBS6515||Public Policy and Organisations||Not currently offered||10 units|
|INFT6201||Big Data||10 units|
|INFT6304||Project Planning and Management||10 units|
|LAWS6090||Health Law||10 units|
|PSYC6140||Leadership and Organisational Change||10 units|
|PUBH6210||Qualitative Methods in Health Research||10 units|
|PUBH6304||Global Health||10 units|
|PUBH6305||Global Health Systems and Policy||10 units|
|SOCA6100||International Health: Cross-Cultural and Critical Social Science Perspectives||Not currently offered||10 units|
|SOCA6640||Social Science Research Methods||10 units|
|STAT6001||Data Wrangling and Visualisation||10 units|
|STAT6020||Predictive Analytics||10 units|
|STAT6160||Data Analytics for Business Intelligence||10 units|
|STAT6170||The Science of Data Interrogation||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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