PUB HLTH 7501OL - Doing Business in Health
Online - Online Teaching 3 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 7501OL Course Doing Business in Health Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Online Teaching 3 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Online Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MANAGEMT 7123OL, MANAGEMT 7124OL, MANAGEMT 7125OL, MANAGEMT 7126OL, ECON 7244OL, MANAGEMT 7127OL, MANAGEMT 7128OL and MANAGEMT 7131OL Restrictions Restricted to Master of Business Administration students only Course Description The healthcare system is complex with a myriad of organisations planning and delivering health care across the health continuum. The complexity is intensified by stakeholder?s expectations that health services meet budget allocations while also delivering safe and quality health care. Health services include pharmacies, allied health services, GP clinics, specialty clinics, imaging and diagnostic services and hospitals. This course gives an overview of the Australian health system and describes how these different providers intersect to deliver primary, secondary and tertiary health care to the community. The different approaches to `doing business? by public and private health care providers is explored and the funding models that affect the health sector are detailed. Various solutions like value-based funding, use of technology, workforce development and training, early intervention models and strengthening regional infrastructure have been proposed to address these challenges. This course will discuss these solutions in addition to students learning about the main drivers of the health `business?. Service quality ? including patient safety and accreditation - is discussed along with elements of human resource management, risk management, and governance that are unique to the health sector. Students will come away with an understanding of the key stakeholders in the health sector and will be equipped to address the problems facing delivery of sustainable and quality health care in Australia.
Course Coordinator: Dr Athar Qureshi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Understand the key players involved in the planning, delivery and maintenance of healthcare in Australia 2 Evaluate the significant issues driving the demand for healthcare including demographic, epidemiological and social factors. 3 Analyse the main problems facing the delivery of safe and sustainable healthcare for the Australian population. 4 Appraise various financial, technological, governance, and social propositions to address the challenges facing the Australian healthcare system. 5 Create and apply a sustainable business framework to address the problems facing a mid-size health service.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
1, 4, 5
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
3, 4, 5
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesThe required reading list per module has been uploaded to the University library.
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Recommended ResourcesIn each module of the course, a variety of material is provided to you as additional/optional resources to expand your learning. These are in addition to the required readings.
Online LearningCourse is in MyUni in modular format and includes announcements, discussion boards, module content, videos, podcast interviews, online readings, and synchronous zoom sessions.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning and teaching will include asynchronous learning modules, online weekly tutorials, discussions, videos and practice.
The course adopts a case-based learning approach. Students will be provided with case studies and a number of questions. They need to read the case and provide answers and discuss it in the weekly Zoom tutorial session.
A weekly Zoom Tutorial session is conducted in which the tutor facilitates students’ learning, answers questions, and conducts problem-solving activities with students based on scenarios shared with students in advance (problem-based learning).
Students are expected to conduct ‘independent study’ throughout the course using all the materials and guidance provided to them in advance.
The course uses Australian as well as international resources and includes interviews with industry specialists/practitioners sharing essential insights (hands-on knowledge).
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Learning Activities Summary
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Specific Course RequirementsN/A
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Assessment Task Type Due Assessment Weighting % Course Learning Outcomes being assessed Related Weeks Assessment 1
Summative End of Week 2, Sunday 11.59pm 30% 1, 2 1, 2
Summative End of Week 4, Sunday 11.59pm 20% 3 3 Assessment 3
2000 words, and Pitch (3-minute)
Summative End of Week 6, Sunday 11.59pm 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Critical Business Reflection
Summative End of Week 6, Sunday 11.59pm 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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