Australian Health Service Organisation, Infrastructure and Management

10 Units

This course will cover the broad picture of the delivery of health care in Australia from the international, federal, state, local area and hospital perspectives. The course aims to provide candidates with the basic understanding of the Australian health care system to enable them to develop management and leadership skills appropriate to their level of service delivery. Particular emphasis will be paid to the economics and governance of the health care system.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss and critique Australia’s position on health performance from an international perspective.
  2. Inrerpret drivers of reform and compare governance and accountability frameworks
  3. Analyse systems for financing health and explain performance measures
  4. Relate to emerging e/m technology and illustrate application in the clinical setting

This course uses e-learning strategies to study the organisation and infrastructure of the Australian Health system with respect to health care delivery. The Australian health system will first be put into an international perspective before being considered at National, State and Local levels with respect to funding, health statistics, work force considerations, quality and safety and directions of health care in Australia with respect to particular disease and service areas.
Learning will be web-based. It will build upon the candidate’s existing knowledge and use resources that will be added to the candidate’s personal portfolio and act as a life long learning and information resource.

Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Written assignment Blogs (x3)
  • Presentation: Power Point/audio presentation
  • Written Assignment: Written essay/ field study and report
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Online Activity: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CLAM6002

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