Courses & Units

Evidence Informed Decision Making BAA751

Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

This unit offers an introduction to the practice of 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 improve their ability to identify and assess relevant literature and evidence used in management and research activities. Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualise and communicate the operational and strategic issues associated with 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

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Appraise scientific evidence, to inform management decision making.
LO2Critique 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.
LO3Evaluate the appropriate data analysis methods used in management and research activities.
LO4Assess the challenges in evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research.
LO5Summarise the operational, strategic and ethical 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

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BAA722 AND BAA737

Co-requisites

BAA738

Teaching

Assessment
  • Assessment 1: Critical Analysis- 30%
  • Assessment 2: Project Evaluation - 40%
  • Assessment 3: Short Communication – 30%
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Textbooks

Required

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