units

MPH5273

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2014 (Day)
Alfred Hospital First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2014 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Full year 2014 (Day)
Alfred Hospital Full year 2014 (Off-campus)
Alfred Hospital Second semester to First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Prof J Stoelwinder and Professor F Cicuttini

Synopsis

The unit is designed to consolidate the theoretical and practical skills acquired in the Master of Health Services Management or the Masters of Public Health by exploring in detail a complex problem within their workplace or within a health care setting.

Alternatively, subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may seek a limited placement in a health service to explore a particular issue for their case-study. This may include an overseas placement.

The case-study is not intended to be original research. In some instances, this case study might be suitable for submission as the case-study for the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) Fellowship.

Outcomes

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

  1. identify an issue or a problem of health service management importance;
  2. critically review and evaluate the literature related to an important health service management issue in their workplace;
  3. integrate theory, knowledge and practice in their examination and appraisal of an important health service management issue in their workplace;
  4. demonstrate an ability to reflect on issues and alternative management actions;
  5. describe and justify appropriate health services management action;
  6. demonstrate skills in writing up an assessment of an important health service management issue in a professional report.

Assessment

Written report 100%

Chief examiner(s)

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