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Master of Health Services Management (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Griffith University

Course Introduction

Since its opening in 1971, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia Pacific region. Griffith is renowned for excellence in health research.
In 2014, Griffith achieved its best year in National Health and Medical Research Council funding outcomes, amounting to $11.1 million, including the award of 10 project grants, a senior fellowship, an early career fellowship and a Centre of Research Excellence grant.

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/griffith-university?ranking-dataset=128777

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Master of Health Services Management from Griffith University.

The degree awarded will be the same as that to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

This programme provides you with a wide range and diverse base of specialist health management courses. It is tailored for graduates or managers of health services wanting to develop their skills and understanding of contemporary health service management issues as well as for those people who will be commencing a career in the health care sector. This programme has been developed so as to support students and career aspirants to work both in the Singaporean healthcare system and in other Asian healthcare services and systems. Careers may be available for professionals interested in moving into the health services area, or for early and mid-career health professionals seeking advancement, broadening their expertise and/or moving into management.

Professional Accreditation

Accredited by Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHM). ACHSM is the peak professional body for health managers in Australasia and brings together health leaders to learn, network and share ideas. The mission of the college is to recognise, develop and support effective health leadership and management to deliver quality services and improve health and well-being.

Each course in this programme is 10-credit points except for Health Project, which is 20-credit points. To be eligible for the award of Master of Health Services Management, a student must complete 120-credit points. To be eligible to exit the programme with the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management, a student must acquire 40-credit points.

Healthcare Systems
Leadership in Management for Health Services
Health Economics
Change Management in Dynamic Healthcare
Health Informatics
Health Finance and Project Management
Health Workforce
Translating Clinical Innovation into Work Practice
Health Policy and Planning
Foundations of Research Inquiry in Health
Strategic Decision Making in Health
Health Service Managers and the Law
Health Project

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Master of Health Services Management will normally:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree in a health-related field such as Public Health, Health Services Management, Environmental Health, Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Clinical Research and Biomedical Health
  • OR have completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management (3317) offered by Griffith University (these students will be eligible for 40-credit points of advanced standing towards the Masters programme)
  • OR hold a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor Honours Degree in a health-related field such as Public Health; Health Services Management; Environmental Health; Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology,
Clinical Research and Biomedical Health (students admitted with one of these qualifications will be eligible for up to 40-credit points of credit towards the Masters programme depending upon the courses completed in the prior qualification).

Applicants with extensive experience in health services management who do not hold qualifications listed in the above requirements may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management with progress to the Master of Health Services Management being dependent upon a minimum Pass-grade in all courses.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

•Programme fee: SGD 27,017.50 (w/GST), (12 modules) payable in 6 instalments
•Receive SGD 400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our master degree course. T&Cs apply.

Bachelor of Nursing programme are eligible for $500 SkillsFuture Credit.

With effect from 19 May 2017, SkillsFuture Credit used for a programme at Kaplan (subject to SkillsFuture’s approved list of programmes) will be paid directly to Kaplan Higher Education Academy.

If you wish to use your SkillsFuture Credit, you can make your claim up to 60 days before the start of the programme till the day of programme commencement (with effect from 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture SG, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.

When making a claim, you should inform your Programme Consultant on the intention to use your SkillsFuture Credit and to request for the relevant amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees. After which, you can then submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the relevant amount to be paid to Kaplan Higher Education Academy for your registered programme.

For more information, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit

Education Loan
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Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition Fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
Application fee: SGD 181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

  • You can plan your study schedule at your own pace in each semester.
  • Can be completed over three semesters in 12 months.
  • Courses are fully taught by Griffith University faculty
  • Lectures/Workshops for each course are 16 hours via block-teaching
  • 100% assignment-based programme
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