Unit description

Examines health services management from the strategic management and planning perspectives. Factors from the internal and external environments which impact contemporary health services management will be critically examined. Pertinent health issues from these environments will be used to exemplify the principles of strategic management and planning.

Unit content

Topic 1 Strategic issues and health service management 
Topic 2 The role of the health service manager 
Topic 3 Health service management in practice 
Topic 4 The strategic management process in health services 
Topic 5 The internal factors influencing health care management 
Topic 6 The external factors influencing health care management 
Topic 7 Strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation in health service management 
Topic 8 The management of change in health services.

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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