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Master of Health Science

MHSc

80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Nationally online
http://www.acu.edu.au/student_resources/elearning/
Ballarat Victoria
Brisbane Queensland
Canberra ACT
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (North Sydney) NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Science (Clinical Practice), an applicant must:

  1. have completed a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent; and
  2. be eligible for registration as a nurse or endorsed midwife in the country of initial qualification.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Science (Clinical Education/Health Administration), an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 80 cp from one of the specialisations in the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 40 cp from Part A; and
  2. 40 cp from Part B.

3. Exit Points

A student who has completed the following requirements from the specialisations in the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the relevant award:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education: 40 cp from Clinical Education units from Part A;
  2. Graduate Certificate in Clinical Practice: 40 cp from Clinical Practice units from Part A;
  3. Graduate Certificate in Health Administration: 40 cp from Health Administration units from Part A.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Part A

Clinical Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC608 10 Theoretical Foundations in Clinical Education
HLSC609 10 Facilitating Learning in Clinical Settings
HLSC610 10 Assessment and Evaluation
HLSC611 10 Clinical Consultation and Negotiation

Clinical Practice

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
NRSG632 10 Foundations of Specialty Practice
NRSG634 10 Dimensions of Specialty Practice
NRSG633 10 Specialty Practice 1
NRSG635 10 Specialty Practice 2

Health Administration

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC603 10 Organisational Contexts and Management
HLSC604 10 Quality in Health Care
HLSC605 10 Governance in Health Care
HLSC606 10 Resource Management

Part B

Clinical Education

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC600 10 Ethics in Contemporary Practice
HLSC601 10 Interpreting and Applying Evidence

Electives2 approved by the Course Coordinator

Clinical Practice

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC602 10 Advanced Decision Making
HLSC601 10 Interpreting and Applying Evidence
HLSC600 10 Ethics in Contemporary Practice

An elective2 or project approved by the Course Coordinator

Health Administration

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC607 10 Policy and Planning in Health Care
HLSC601 10 Interpreting and Applying Evidence
HLSC600 10 Ethics in Contemporary Practice

An elective2 or project approved by the Course Coordinator.


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 Electives will normally be selected from other Master of Health Science specialisations or another Master’s level unit approved by the Course Coordinator.