PUB HLTH 7501OL - Doing Business in Health

Online - Online Teaching 5 - 2022

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PUB HLTH 7501OL
    Course Doing Business in Health
    Coordinating Unit Public Health
    Term Online Teaching 5
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Athar Qureshi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    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.

    5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The required reading list per module has been uploaded to the University library.

    Access the reading list in your MyUni through Leganto Course Readings.
    Recommended Resources
    In 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 Learning
    Course 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 Modes
    Learning 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).
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

     
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Specific Course Requirements
    N/A
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Task Type Due Assessment Weighting %
    Course Learning Outcomes being assessed
    Related Weeks
    Assessment 1
    Comparative Analysis
    1800 words
    Summative End of Week 2, Sunday 11.59pm 30% 1, 2 1, 2

    Assessment 2
    Executive Brief
    1200 words

    Summative End of Week 4, Sunday 11.59pm 20% 3 3
    Assessment 3
    Executive Report
    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

    Assessment 4
    Critical Business Reflection
    800 words

    Summative End of Week 6, Sunday 11.59pm 10% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Please refer to your myUni course website.
    Assessment Detail
    Please refer to your myUni course website.
    Submission
    Assessments tasks will be submitted through MyUni
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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