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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

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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