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Healthcare Systems, Safety and Quality BAA756

Introduction

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 including mental health, Aboriginal health, aged care and integrated care. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

Summary

Unit name Healthcare Systems, Safety and Quality
Unit code BAA756
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 Helen Almond
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the complexity of safety and quality within the Australian healthcare system.
  • Develop an appreciation of accountability and transparency requirements.
  • Evaluate healthcare organisations' governance systems.
  • Investigate opportunities and challenges for patient and community participation in healthcare.
  • Critique trends and lessons from healthcare and other industries internationally.
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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