What will I learn?

The Master of Healthcare Redesign has been developed for healthcare professionals and administrators who are passionate about helping people and improving the way our health services are delivered to patients and consumers. The course equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to drive evidence-based health service improvement within their own healthcare organizations.

Delivered over 3 years, this flexible online program with optional masterclasses is designed to fit around the busy lives of professionals working in the healthcare industry:

build your practical skills and enhance your research capabilities

develop your expertise in planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health service improvements

develop your advanced problem solving and analytical skills to help 'diagnose' service delivery issues and inefficiencies

implement solutions that can lead to lasting change, improved service delivery and sustainable health care

learn from and be mentored by a team of passionate clinicians and academics with contemporary, real-world expertise

The first two years of the course are designed to combine concrete theory with experiential learning as students acquire the knowledge and skills to undertake a workplace improvement project. Students can address numerous constraints and issues inherent in health service delivery across primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare, such as protracted wait times, care coordination and integration, access and referral across services, and timely treatment and discharge. In the third year of the course, students can select from three pathways: research, coursework or professional practice (leadership development). The course is designed to provide students with the freedom and flexibility to explore topics that are of interest and relevance to them.

Learning Outcomes

Apply relevant theories, methodologies and frameworks, and interpret the influence of contextual factors operating at different levels within various healthcare sectors, relevant to health service reform and redesign.

Demonstrate advanced critical-thinking skills, drawing on knowledge of relevant theories, frameworks, research principles and contexts, to form a balanced and reflective approach to improvement practices within a person-centered healthcare context.

Select, interpret, apply and evaluate relevant frameworks, research methodologies and sources of evidence for undertaking healthcare improvements that are contextually fit-for-purpose.

Demonstrate personal insight, communication skills and collective leadership skills as a vehicle for transfer of knowledge to a variety of audiences, collaborative decision-making and shared action towards the continual improvement of healthcare services, with a system-wide perspective.

Examine and integrate best practices for healthcare redesign in order to make impactful contribution, for the benefits of patients and an efficient health(care) system.

Career outcomes

This is the perfect course for anyone motivated by positive change and improvement in healthcare whether you are a practicing health professional in a public, private or not-for-profit organization, or a healthcare service administrator. Students develop advanced problem solving, change management and analytical skills to help identify and resolve both system and cultural challenges within healthcare.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Medicine

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,800.00 (11,13,490) per year
AUD $31,564 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February, July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Students must have Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities