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MPH5266

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Coordinator(s)

Professor Just Stoelwinder

Quota applies

Enrolment for this unit is quota restricted.

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

Reviews key management, organisation theory & its application to healthcare settings. The role of the manager, leadership skills, staffing issues including performance management, managing change, structuring organisations for patient care, developing strategy, and designing business plans.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of key management and organisational theories and an understanding of the interface between theory and practice in the management of clinical health care systems;
  2. describe the components of human resource management;
  3. describe sources of power and influence;
  4. describe techniques for managing organisational change and for building effective and adaptive clinical health care systems;
  5. describe the elements of strategic planning;
  6. demonstrate an understanding of the difference between management and leadership;
  7. demonstrate skills in leadership, team building and conflict management;
  8. describe the development and management of networks and strategic alliances;
  9. describe the industrial, technological, political, social and economic factors which impact on the organisation of work in clinical health systems.

Assessment

Web-based tasks (50%)
Written assignments (50%)

Workload requirements

15 contact hours over 2 block days.

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