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Health Management Research Thesis BAA738


This unit provides students an opportunity to conduct and report upon a translational research project addressing a contemporary healthcare management issue. Students will be responsible for the effective management of their research team, involving industry and academic supervisors. Students are expected to utilise evidence from the literature to direct their research, and when reporting their findings make a contribution to improving the evidence base. Students will communicate the results of their research project and make specific industry-based recommendations for improving organisational performance. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.


Unit name Health Management Research Thesis
Unit code BAA738
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Coordinator Doctor Robyn Taylor
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Construct and manage a translational research project.
  • Evaluate the research findings for improving organisational performance.
  • Assess the research findings to develop the evidence base.
  • Formulate well-reasoned arguments.
  • Produce succinct written accounts of the research project to various stakeholders.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



Teaching Pattern

Students are required to be familiar with module content in weeks 1 – 4. Two online tutorials will be conducted 2 weeks prior to assessment due dates. In weeks 1 – 6 students will be collecting and analysing data for Assessment 1.

Two ressearch skills workshops will be conducted prior to the online tutorials to teach research-spcific skills needed to complete assessment tasks. Dates TBA.

AssessmentResults (40%)|Thesis (60%)
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The learning materials of the unit will be drawn from publications and contemporary journal articles. Students will be able to access the learning materials through the learning content section of the MyLO unit.

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