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Healthcare Organisational Behaviour BAA755


The unit examines internal and external factors that shape individual, group and organisational behaviours in healthcare. Using management theory, students will scrutinise how the operation of healthcare organisations is determined by stakeholder expectations. Students will investigate critical organisational issues including attitudes, satisfaction, motivation, leadership and power, transparency, culture and climate. Students will critically appraise how stakeholder expectations manifest into organisational behaviours, organisational performance and clinical outcomes. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.


Unit name Healthcare Organisational Behaviour
Unit code BAA755
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


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Learning Outcomes

  • Study and apply management theory to modern healthcare organisations.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of individual, group and organisational approaches to understanding behaviours.
  • Consider how various stakeholder expectations are translated into behaviours within organisations.
  • Understand how critical organisational issues shape and are shaped by behaviours.
  • Evaluate organisational responses to individual and group behaviours in relation to organisational outcomes.



Band Field of Education
3 080313

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  • Assessment 1: Case Study. 40%
  • Assessment 2: Essay. 40%
  • Assessment 3: Online discussion. 20%
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