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This unit examines the relationship between research and the practice of management in healthcare organisations. Students will explore how healthcare organisations can use theory to inform practice, taking account of multiple stakeholder perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to learn and apply the different levels of evidence to inform decision-making. Interrelated knowledge translation concepts will be reviewed and critiqued for use in the healthcare environment including implementation, dissemination, diffusion, transfer and exchange.

Summary 2020

Unit name Managing Complex Adaptive Healthcare Organisations
Unit code BAA757
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Dr Kathy Eljiz

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between research and the practice of management in healthcare organisations.
  • Explore the challenges in translating theory into practice.
  • Examine the complexity of decision making with multiple stakeholder involvement.
  • Evaluate current approaches about the role of knowledge translation in healthcare.
  • Identify future areas for discussion about knowledge translation and healthcare.



  • Assessment 1: Presentation. 30%
  • Assessment 2: Essay. 30%
  • Assessment 3: Proposal. 40%
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