Postgraduate | TAS-BAA753 | 2024
Health Ethics, Law and Governance
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Health Ethics, Law and Governance
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Critically appraise health ethics and law requirements and formulate strategies to address these from a management perspective.
- Evaluate governance structures, policy and processes with a comparative view to other jurisdictions.
- Compare governance in the public and private sectors to provide accessible and equitable services.
- Assess the role of governance for strategic objectives in health e.g. cost-effectiveness, quality and safety in care delivery through performance, collaboration and openness.
- Summarise the social and ethical considerations when managing health organisations.
- Refer to MyLO for study topics
This subject provides students an opportunity to examine the link between ethics, legislation and governance. The subject will investigate the need for ethics to inform legislation, the translation of that legislation into policy, and how policy is enacted through governance. The subject presents the fundamentals of health sector governance in a cross-disciplinary way by integrating legal, management, administration, social cultural and financial issues and policy perspectives. The ethical principles germane to clinical practice, research, and quality improvement processes will also be covered. Current issues will be assessed including debates associated with end of life care, fertility, rationing of resources, regulation of clinical practices and risk management. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.
[Special note: this subject is offered in even-numbered years only.]
- Presentation (20%)
- Critical Argument (40%)
- Case Study (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- TAS-HSM-MAS-2024 - Master of Health Service Management
- TAS-HSM-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management
- TAS-HIM-MAS-2024 - Master of Health Information Management
- TAS-MPA-MAS-2024 - Master of Professional Accounting
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses