Postgraduate | ACU-HLSC660 | 2024
Redesign in Health Service Delivery
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Redesign in Health Service Delivery
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to.
LO1 - Critically analyse theories and methodologies that underpin redesign in health service delivery processes;
LO2 - Evaluate redesign processes in health service delivery that optimise quality improvement in health care settings;
LO3 - Analyse sources of risk when planning redesign in health service delivery and formulate strategies to minimise risk to organizational efficiency;
LO4 - Apply a process improvement methodology to redesign care delivery with reference to quality improvements, cost efficiencies, resource utilisation and health outcomes.
- Theories and Foundations of Redesign in Health Service Delivery
- Application of Redesign
- Capacity Building and Evaluation
Future health service delivery will undergo substantial change due to an ageing population, high morbidity due to chronic diseases, technological advancement, changes in consumer expectations and economic constraints. These types of influence create pressure for new models or care and new, sustainable ways of building efficiencies into healthcare processes. This unit is essential for students to be able to develop theory-based knowledge and skill in redesigning health services, to be able to critically evaluate the role of evidence-based ethical practice in leading and managing process improvements and in creating effective cost efficiencies and better resource utilisation within a range of health care settings.
Therefore, the aim of this Subject is to prepare leaders and managers of the future who can initiate and monitor health service redesign in practice that will lead to sustainable change in health service processes, improvements in organisational performance and better health outcomes.
To pass this subject, students are expected to submit two graded assessment tasks. In addition, students must achieve a cumulative grade of at least 50% across both assessments. The assessment strategy used allows for the progressive development of knowledge and skills necessary for the student to be able to analyse and evaluate models of care which they can apply to redesigning health service delivery. The assessment tasks for this unit are designed for the student to demonstrate their achievement of each learning outcome, allowing the student to graduate with the knowledge and skill to be able to implement redesign strategies and models for optimal health outcomes.
- Narrated PowerPoint Presentation and Submitted Script Enables students to analyse the impact of process improvement/redesign on health service delivery outcomes. (50%)
- Proposal/Report - Enables students to develop a proposal/progress report detailing a redesigned model of care that will improve quality, reflect cost efficiencies and optimise health outcomes. (50%)
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