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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Examines health service management from the strategic management and planning perspective. Factors from the internal and external environments which impact contemporary health services are critically explored. Pertinent health issues from these environments are used to exemplify the principles of strategic management and planning.

Unit content

  • Overview
  • Health service management in practice
  • Strategic management process in health services
  • Environmental factors influencing health care management
  • Strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation in health services
  • Management of change in health services

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically evaluate the concept of strategic management and the use of a strategic management modelEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2analyse and evaluate the impact of the environmental factors on health services and their managementEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3critically analyse and evaluate a range of skills and attributes relevant to being an effective health service managerEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4identify strategic issues in health care and formulate and implement strategic management plans in relation to themEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
5apply strategic management principles to the management of health services and consider their impactEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
6incorporate the principles of justice and equity into planning and management of health servicesEthical practiceCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the concept of strategic management and the use of a strategic management model
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. analyse and evaluate the impact of the environmental factors on health services and their management
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. critically analyse and evaluate a range of skills and attributes relevant to being an effective health service manager
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. identify strategic issues in health care and formulate and implement strategic management plans in relation to them
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. apply strategic management principles to the management of health services and consider their impact
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. incorporate the principles of justice and equity into planning and management of health services
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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