Evidence Informed Decision Making
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Appraise scientific evidence, to inform management decision making.
- Critique the relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health.
- Evaluate the appropriate data analysis methods used in management and research activities.
- Assess the challenges in evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research.
- Summarise the operational, strategic and ethical issues associated with evidence informed health management decision making.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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This subject offers an introduction to the practice of evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research. Students will develop the skills to critically appraise scientific evidence to inform and improve decision-making. The relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health will be explored. Students will improve their ability to identify and assess relevant literature and evidence used in management and research activities. Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualise and communicate the operational and strategic issues associated with the ethical, and political implications of evidence informed managerial decisions. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.
- Project Report (60%)
- Critical Analysis (40%)
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