Courses & Units

Leading and Managing Healthcare Organisations BAA758

Rozelle - Sydney


This unit provides an overview of management concepts and theories to assist in understanding how complex healthcare organisations function. Students are challenged to think about managing conflicting priorities and to reflect on how different lenses afforded by management theory and practice in other industries might be relevant. A range of management issues are examined including leadership, strategic management, 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.


Unit name Leading and Managing Healthcare Organisations
Unit code BAA758
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Australian Institute of Health Service Management

Dr Robyn Taylor

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Learning Outcomes

LO1identify the scope of health service organisations and the provision and utilisation of services.
LO2identify current problems in the management and leadership of healthcare organisations.
LO3identify critical issues in leading and managing health organisations in Australia and internationally.
LO4draw upon concepts applicable to the management of change and organisational development and anticipate how management processes and decisions may impact on health system functionality.
LO5identify future internal and external challenges facing healthcare organisations.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,665.00 080313

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  • Assessment 1: Critical essay – 40%
  • Assessment 2: Case study – 40%
  • Assessment 3: Presentation – 20%
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