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Healthcare Systems, Safety and Quality BAA756

Rozelle - Sydney


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
Unit code BAA756
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management

Dr Kathy Eljiz

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Learning Outcomes

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

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  • Assessment 1: Critical argument. 30%
  • Assessment 2: Online discussion. 30%
  • Assessment 3: Critical argument. 40%
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