Courses & Units

Leading and Managing Healthcare Organisations BAA758


This unit is offered in even-numbered years only.


This unit investigates management concepts and theories to improve the integration and functionality of healthcare organisations. Strategies to improve the management of an organisation for enhanced care quality and equitable services will be discussed. A range of management issues are examined including leadership, strategic planning, change, and stakeholder behaviour. These issues are considered at the individual, team and organisational levels and how they interact with one another. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.

[Special note: this unit is offered in even-numbered years only.]


Unit name Leading and Managing Healthcare Organisations
Unit code BAA758
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 Robyn Taylor
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate a range of management approaches for complex health systems.
  • Assess management strategies in the public and private sectors to provide accessible and equitable services.
  • Appraise stakeholder influence in healthcare organisations.
  • Judge how management processes and decisions impact on health system integration and functionality.
  • Recommend strategies to improve the management of an organisation for enhanced care, quality and value.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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AssessmentPresentation (20%)|Case Study (40%)|Essay (40%)
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There is no prescribed text for this unit. The learning materials of the unit will be drawn from publications, journal articles and other credible sources/websites . You will be able to access the learning materials through the Learning Hub section of the MyLO unit.


Students are encouraged to regularly review articles available in the unit on MyLO. Students are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights can be
derived. In particular, students are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:

  • Journal of Health Organization and Management
  • Leadership in Health Services
  • Human Resources for Health
  • The International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Social Science and Medicine
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
  • Australia and New Zealand Health Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Strategic Management
  • BMJ journals such as The BMJ, BMJ Quality & Safety, and BMJ Open
  • UTAS Library eBooks - Ginter, P. M. (2013). The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations
  • John Wiley and Sons, Incorporated. Available at
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