Master of Youth Health and Education Management

Course 587AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Johanna Wyn


Education Student Centre

Level 2 Alice Hoy Building

Course Overview:

There is growing recognition that the provision of services for young people is greatly enhanced by cross-sectoral/inter-agency practice. The Master of Youth Health and Education Management (MYHEM) is a joint program of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. It has been specifically designed for professionals who recognise the need to create ‘joined up solutions' for what are obviously ‘joined up problems'. This applies particularly to problems concerning young people such as youth unemployment, drug abuse and homelessness. Teaching is informed by the current research of the Youth Research Centre, the Centre for Adolescent Health and the Student Wellbeing Unit.

MYHEM participants develop leadership skills that can be used in a range of roles and workplace settings. Current students in the course are leaders, managers and practitioners in the youth field; and nurses, teachers, counsellors and administrators in school, hospital, community and management settings. Combining advanced theory and policy studies with hands-on practical experience and research, MYHEM covers subjects such as Cross Sectoral Practice, Youth Policy and Theory in Practice, Research and Evaluation in Commuinities and Leadership in Youth Health and Education.

  • to prepare graduates for leadership roles in cross-sectoral practice in the youth, health, education and welfare sectors;
  • to promote positive youth development in research, policy and sector development;
  • to promote learning in cross-sectoral teams in the context of their workplaces and more broadly their community;
  • to develop, implement and evaluate community initiatives and extend the evidence of cross-sectoral community based initiatives;
  • to develop the ability of graduates to critically analyse policy and issues in relation to young people;
  • to develop the ability of graduates to influence the development, implementation and evaluation of policy in relation to young people;
  • to develop a high standard of written and oral communication skills in graduates;
  • to develop the ability of graduates to analyse and undertake research;
  • to improve the knowledge of graduates in youth related issues and interventions;
  • to develop the skills of graduates in program and service development in relation to young people.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Part-time Students will complete four, 12.5 subjects (or equivalent in 25 point subjects) in each of the two years. There are four core subjects (totalling 50 points) and the remaining 50 points are taken in elective subjects. Core subjects are offered in a block mode.

Full time students complete the four core subjects (totalling 50 points) and electives totalling 50 points in the one year.

Students will be advised of available electives when they enrol.
Subject Options: Core subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Entry Requirements: An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Master of Youth Health and Education Management if the applicant has:
  • a three year bachelors degree and at least two full-time equivalent years documented work experience in a youth related occupation or
  • an appropriate postgraduate qualification, for example a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Student Welfare) or a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare or a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Young People's Mental Health) or equivalent qualification and who have a minimum of six full-time equivalent years documented work experience in a youth related occupation.
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
Graduate Attributes: Not available
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