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Subject details

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

  1. analyse the key drivers for health care reform
  2. identify skills associated with components of health service manager's role including those related to financial management
  3. evaluate the impact of organisation design and professional roles on the delivery of integrated healthcare services
  4. apply financial analyses to decision making in health organisations
  5. 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:

  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2018
  • CUR-HIM-MAS-2018
  • CUR-HIM-GCE-2018
  • RMI-MBA-MAS-2018
  • CUR-MPH-GDI-2018
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as HTHM601 Health Services Management.

Health service management and organisation theory. The role of the health service manager. Planning and budgeting in management. Financial statement analysis. Capital investment appraisal. Inter organisation relationships, stakeholders and consumers. The design of work. Health care organisation design. Strategic management. Innovation and change in health care setting.

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  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Essay (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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