Courses & Units

Management in Health and Human Services CAM620

Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the interrelationship between health law and ethics, strategic health planning and health policy development. It aims to help students develop a clear understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare environment and the importance of a partnership approach amongst health and human service agencies. Many health professionals are moving into roles that are bigger and broader than ever before. Clinical leaders have specific clinical/service expertise and credibility, intellectual strength, resilience and patient/client focus. This now needs to be supplemented with the ability to ensure that care and health outcomes are delivered in accordance with organisational policy and within legal and ethical frameworks.

On completion, students should be able to analyse and evaluate legal, ethical and policy issues impacting on the delivery of health and human services in order to formulate and implement strategies to address these issues.

Participants are expected to draw on relevant empirical and theoretical work as well as reflecting on their own experience as they investigate and deepen their understanding of legal and ethical issues in health and human services and the policy and strategic approaches required to deliver the highest level of healthcare leadership.

Summary

Unit name Management in Health and Human Services
Unit code CAM620
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Kate Fennell

Teaching staff

Debra Rigby

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 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

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,525.00 060101

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Flexible on-line with discussion board participation and seminar if practicable.

Assessment

Discussion Board participation (1000 words) (25%)

Legal Case Study (1000 words) (25%)

Two written assignments (1500 words each) (25% each).

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