Master of Indigenous Health

Course summary

The Master of Indigenous Health is designed to prepare those involved in Indigenous health, or health workers in the area of Indigenous health, for clinical and administrative leadership roles in the health care system. The program emphasises independent study and enquiry, and is structured for planned and consistent integration of theory with practical skills and competencies.

Your degree

The Master of Indigenous Health has been co-designed with a broad range of First Nations people and Indigenous organisations. The core subjects are taught using an Indigenous Framework, in a culturally safe and inclusive environment.

This course will be tailored to each individual student. The electives allow you to focus on a particular area of interest, this maybe leadership, management, research or health promotion.

You will select either a major or minor research project, the topic will be negotiated with your supervisor and can be specific to your workplace, interest or career aspirations.

You will gain skills and knowledge in evaluation, report writing, writing funding applications, project management, research ethics, integrity and practice in an Indigenous Health context.

This course will prepare you for leadership roles and/or higher degree research study.

The course is delivered via distance education allowing students to undertake study in their own time.

What you will study

You will study:

  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Indigenous Evaluation and Quality Improvement
  • Indigenous Trauma Care and Recovery

Additionally, you will undertake a research/evaluation project which will be negotiated with your supervisor.

The course allows you to choose either 12 or 24 credit points of electives, you could focus on one area listed below or undertake a broad range of subjects:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Public Health

Fee subsidised places available

UOW is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees* in 2023. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To be eligible for this fee subsidy, you must meet the following criteria: Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. LEARN MORE
*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Masters of Business Administration (Executive)

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1440

Duration

1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A bachelor’s degree of three years' duration, or a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma. Recognition may be given for relevant work experience or prior learning.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

Distance

$14,832 (2024)

$44,496 (2024)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. UOW is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for all of our postgraduate coursework degrees* in 2024. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. LEARN MORE
*Excluding Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Executive), and Masters of Business Administration (Executive)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

International students should liaise with the Faculty for information regarding course availability.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2022.

Applicant background

2022 intake

2022 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2022

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2024 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2024
Session: 26 February – 21 June 2024

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 December 2023*
  • International Applicants: 31 December 2023*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 4 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

The Master of Indigenous Health has been co-designed with a broad range of First Nations people and Indigenous organisations. The core subjects are taught using an Indigenous Framework, in a culturally safe and inclusive environment.

The Faculty maintains strong links with Aboriginal community controlled health services, and Local Health Districts to ensure programs are relevant to the latest industry developments.

Students can be confident that their educational experiences at UOW will help them attain the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required to be successful in their chosen careers.