Subject details

On successful completion of the subject students should be able to:

  1. discuss management theory, the roles and functions of managers, and core competencies for effective managers in a health care context
  2. analyse and describe organisational behaviour, and the role of the manager in managing motivation, change, and conflict in the health care environment
  3. analyse and explain the relationship between management and consumer and community engagement, managing human resources, and the relationship with organisational outcomes
  4. evaluate the role and function of management in managing organisational stress, information management and project management
  5. apply management theory and current research in practice, and critically reflect upon practice to improve skills and performance
  6. further develop academic and professional communication and writing skills.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment


Enrolment in a Graduate degree.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces students to management in diverse health care environments. It explores the complexities and challenges of health care management, and examines theoretical and contemporary evidence-based practice perspectives through review of current research. Concepts of managing change, motivation, conflict,  information, human resources, community engagement and organisational behaviour are discussed in the context of Australian health care  organisations. This subject is suitable for health professionals working in leadership and management roles, and those aspiring to do so.

The assessment components of this subject are used to provide opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills, and critical reflection and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Additionally, these assessments allow students to further develop academic and professional communication skills. Detailed feedback is provided on both the Oral Presentation and Essay assessments to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes. PRESENTATION: PowerPoint presentation with recorded voice narration. (30%) ONLINE DISCUSSION BOARD: Participation and contribution in classroom discussion board.(30%) ESSAY: Health management case study (2500 words). (40%)

  • Oral Presentation (30%)
  • Online Discussion Board (30%)
  • Case Study Essay (40%)

Textbook information is pending.