Courses & Units

Evidence Informed Decision Making BAA751

Introduction

BAA751 Evidence Informed Decision Making is part of a suite of four core research units for both the Master of Health Service Management (C7O) and Master of Health Information Management (37E). These units are inter-connected in such a way as to build upon each of the learnings from the individual units and to complement one another. For this reason, students are required to undertake this unit alongside the others in this suite in the same year. Each assessment is linked to content in other units in order to deliver the final research thesis in BAA738 Health Management Research Thesis.

This unit offers an introduction to the theory, principles and practices for evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research. Students will develop the skills to critically appraise scientific evidence to inform and improve decision-making. The relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health will be explored. Students will develop the capabilities to assess the appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics used in management and research activities. Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualise and communicate the ethical, and political implications of evidence informed managerial decisions. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

Summary

Unit name Evidence Informed Decision Making
Unit code BAA751
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Coordinator

Dr Kathy Eljiz

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically appraise scientific evidence, including research design, ethical considerations, and resource implications, to inform management decision making.
  • Examine the relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health.
  • Examine the relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health.
  • Evaluate the challenges in evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research.
  • Conceptualise and communicate the ethical and political issues associated with evidence informed health management decision-making.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,665.00 080313

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Teaching

Assessment
  • Assessment 1: Critical Argument - 30%
  • Assessment 2: Project Evaluation - 40%
  • Assessment 3: Online Discussion – 30%
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Textbooks

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