Health Management

The Master of Health Management (MHM) aims to provide knowledge about, and develop skills for, leading and managing health systems and services, leading and managing health professionals, and managing self as a leader and manager in contemporary and complex healthcare. Health managers and leaders lead the way from public health and preventive services in the community, to primary health care, emergency health services, hospital services, and rehabilitation and palliative care.

Health Management involves management disciplines of human resources, financial management and information management etc. applied to the context of health services as well as specific health disciplines, for example, health policy, health promotion, epidemiology, community analysis, and public health. This transdisciplinary approach equips modern health services managers with knowledge and skills to competently lead health services in these dynamic times.

UNE is fortunate to have academic staff at the School of Health with a variety of experience of value to health managers. Their research is at the cutting edge of contemporary health management, both locally and internationally, for example, roles of health managers, quality management, evaluation of primary health care, policy analysis etc. Recent graduates occupy key positions in public and private health facilities in Australia and overseas.


Graduate Certificate in Health Management

Graduate Diploma in Health Management

Master of Health Management

Master of Health Management (Quality Management)

Master of Philosophy (Health Management)


The course is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).

Career Opportunities

The profession of health care management covers a broad range of leadership and management appointments that continue to expand with the growth and demands of the health care sector.

The MHM prepares future health service managers for the challenges faced in dealing with the increased demands of an ageing population, challenging expenditure targets, greater complexity, and increased consumer expectations, including accountability for safety and quality of patients and other consumers of health care. Graduates are prepared for senior and middle management roles within the public and private health, aged care and community health care sectors.

Partnerships, networks and industry links

We work closely with an external Advisory Board.

Team staff members are actively involved in leadership positions within the sector and profession.

  • National Senior Vice President ACHSM
  • Chair National Education Committee ACHSM
  • Chair Library Reference Group ACHSM
  • Management Committee Member SHAPE

Editorial Advisory Board of Asia Pacific Journal Health Management

Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)

Society of Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE)

Staff contacts

Godfrey Isouard, Associate Professor – 0419 478 431

Dr Md Shahidul Islam, – Lecturer 

Adjunct staff for Health Management

A/Prof Jeanne Madison Adjunct Professor

Dr David Briggs Adjunct Assoc. Professor

Dr Leigh Lehane Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Ms Anne Smyth