Courses & Units

Evidence Informed Decision Making BAA751

Introduction

This unit offers an introduction to the practice of evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research. Students will develop the skills to critically appraise scientific evidence to inform and improve decision-making. The relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health will be explored. Students will improve their ability to identify and assess relevant literature and evidence used in management and research activities. Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualise and communicate the operational and strategic issues associated with the ethical, and political implications of evidence informed managerial decisions. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

Summary

Unit name Evidence Informed Decision Making
Unit code BAA751
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 Kathy Eljiz
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise scientific evidence, to inform management decision making.
  • Critique the relationship between managerial epidemiology and concepts such as the social determinants of health, and the distribution and determinants of diseases and other factors relating to health.
  • Evaluate the appropriate data analysis methods used in management and research activities.
  • Assess the challenges in evidence informed decision making in health organisation management and research.
  • Summarise the operational, strategic and ethical issues associated with evidence informed health management decision making.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

BAA722 AND BAA737

Concurrent Prerequisites

BAA738

Teaching

AssessmentReport (40%)|Presentation (30%)|Assignment (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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