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Unit description

Analyse and evaluate the concept and the role of governance and accountability in the health, social and community care settings. Students are provided with opportunities to develop critical perspectives through examining their worldview of service improvement and effective health, social and community care outcomes.

Unit content

  • Explore and analyse principles of governance within the health, social and community services
  • Explore and analyse principles of accountability within the health, social and community 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand and review the key principles of governance and accountability within the health, social and community services and their impact on decision-making
2demonstrate the linkage between healthcare governance, accountability, and develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement
3critically evaluate the internal and external factors affecting the ways in which health workers interact with each other and the effect this has on the safe and quality services for consumers
4report on the legal implications of governance and accountability in health, social and community services

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

  1. understand and review the key principles of governance and accountability within the health, social and community services and their impact on decision-making
  2. demonstrate the linkage between healthcare governance, accountability, and develop a framework for service evaluation and improvement
  3. critically evaluate the internal and external factors affecting the ways in which health workers interact with each other and the effect this has on the safe and quality services for consumers
  4. report on the legal implications of governance and accountability in health, social and community services

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 weeks)
Assessment
Discussion board10%
Critical review30%
Implementation framework60%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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