Rozelle - Sydney
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.
|Unit name||Healthcare Systems, Safety and Quality|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Australian Institute of Health Service Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Anne Hogden|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
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