The purpose of this unit is two-fold. First, to examine the structural arrangements of the organisation of healthcare in Australia. Students will develop an understanding of federal-state relations, and the organisation of acute, primary and aged care services. The challenges for accountability and transparency in the system will be explored. Second, the manifestation of quality and safety in healthcare organisations will be studied. Students will investigate governance, safety, quality, and risk management requirements and systems. Through examining the organisation of care within and across the healthcare system the interrelationships between organisational and clinical aspects of care will be identified. Topics addressed will include the regulation of healthcare, the role of policy and procedures, patient-centred care approaches, and, future challenges for safety and quality. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.
|Unit name||Healthcare Systems, Safety and Quality|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Australian Institute of Health Service Management|
Dr Kathy Eljiz
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Understand the complexity of the Australian healthcare system.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of accountability and transparency requirements.
- Appraise healthcare organisations governance systems.
- Identify opportunities and challenges for patient and community participation in healthcare.
- Evaluate current approaches and future challenges for safety, quality and risk management.
|Band||Field of Education|
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