Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. examine the unique practice environment for health service managers and the impact of organisational dynamics and governance
  2. examine the unique practice environment for health service managers and the impact of organisational dynamics and governance
  3. examine the unique practice environment for health service managers and the impact of organisational dynamics and governance
  4. effectively interpret and evaluate financial information to inform management decisions in health service organisations
  5. apply key principles and financial management tools to ensure optimal resource allocation in health service organisations
  6. evaluate strategies to lead and manage change effectively
    • Influences on health services management practice
    • The changing role of the health service manager
    • Health service organisations
    • Human resource management in health care
    • Work design in health care
    • Organisational design in health care
    • Working in health teams
    • Integrated service delivery
    • Managing change in health service organisations
    • Decision-making and the health services manager
    • Leadership in health care
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2019
  • CUR-HIM-MAS-2019
Elective
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2019
  • RMI-MBA-MAS-2019
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2019
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2019
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as HTHM601 Health Services Management.

In this subject students will focus on health care organisations from a strategic and operational management perspective considering evidence informed decision making, financial and resource management and human resource management. Students will cultivate an understanding of the key components of both strategic and operations management for effective outcomes within health care systems and organisations. This subject encompasses the fundamentals to inform strategic decision making and the action required to determine organisational success. Current issues and trends which impact on the strategic and operations management of health services organisations will be considered. This will be achieved with students utilising a mixture of their own industry experience and scenario based learning to develop the skills to deal with real life strategic and operational situations.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Formative Task (0%)
  • Change Management Plan (part one) (45%)
  • Change Management Plan (part two) (35%)
  • Invigilated Exam (20%)

Textbook information is pending.

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