Courses & Units

Health Finance, Economics and Accounting BAA754

Rozelle - Sydney

Introduction

This unit examines the theories and frequently used techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting in healthcare organisations. The unit is designed to develop students knowledge and skills for cost efficient and effective decision making based on lessons from both within Australia as well as internationally. Students are exposed to a broad range of topics, including: funding models; supply and demand factors; economic evaluations, financial statements and working capital cycle; budgeting approaches and key performance indicators; long-term investments and ratio analysis; cost allocation; and wastage and value based purchases. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

Summary

Unit name Health Finance, Economics and Accounting
Unit code BAA754
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Coordinator

Dr Nazlee Siddiqui

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 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

Develop an awareness of the funding model and core concepts of economics, financial and managerial accounting in the Australian health sector.

Justify the appropriate use of techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting for cost efficient and effective managerial decisions in health.

Justify the appropriate use of techniques of economics, financial and managerial accounting for cost efficient and effective managerial decisions in health.

Review the ethical and practical implications of cost efficiency in health organisations, focusing on cost, patient safety and quality.

Identify futuristic theories and practices of economics, financial and managerial accounting in the health sector.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,575.00 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.

Teaching

Assessment
  • Assessment 1: Report – 40%
  • Assessment 2: Report – 40%
  • Assessment 3: Online discussion – 20%
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Textbooks

Required

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