We offer two types of research degree: a Health Services Management MPhil and PhD. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy are invited to apply, outlining their special interests. As part of their application, candidates will need to submit an outline proposal of their research topic. All research degree programmes may be undertaken either by full-time study or, for home and international students only, by part-time study.
Course fact file
We offer two types of research degree: MPhil and PhD. Both may be taken either by full- or part-time study. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy are invited to apply, outlining their special interests. As part of their application, candidates will need to submit an outline proposal of their research topic.
Students must complete the following:
REQUIRED COURSES (12 courses/65 units)
· 200A Health Systems Organization and Financing, I
· 200B Health Systems Organization and Financing, II
· 225B Health Services Research Design (6 units)
· 423D Practices of Evaluation in Health Services
· 201A Applied Regression I
· 237C Health Services Research Methodology (6 units)
· 226A Readings in Health Service Research
· 227B Special Topics in Health Services
· Dissertation 20 units
ELECTIVE COURSES (5 courses/20 units)
Cognate studies give students a depth of knowledge in a field that is complementary to Health Policy and Management. Students are required to take Ph.D.-level coursework that satisfies the requirements of at least one cognate. The cognate area should be chosen in the student’s first or second year of study and completed during the second year of study. Cognate areas include: Economics, Epidemiology, Health Care Outcomes, Organizational Behavior, Pharmaceutical Economics, Public Policy Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
Direct entry to a PhD programme requires a Masters degree or a relevant good Honours degree. The entry requirements for an MPhil are a good Honours degree or equivalent. Post-qualification experience will also be taken into account when considering applicants. Possibilities exist for transfer to a PhD programme from an MPhil programme.
To gain admission to a research degree programme (with the exception of the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD)) an applicant must comply with the following entry requirements:
· Attainment of an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or
· Attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant’s potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme.
· Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment.
· In some cases you will also need to have completed a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.