Courses & Units

Safety in Health Service Management BAA770


This unit will enable students to appraise the theory, practice and process for achieving safety and quality in healthcare organisations. The unit focuses on identifying quality management processes, practices and tools for the review and improvement of healthcare delivery. Additionally, strategies and mechanisms for safety and risk management will be identified and evaluated. The focus will be on how managers engage healthcare professionals, patients and the community to deliver safety and quality requirements. The unit identifies tools and implementation requirements of legislative regulations and professional practices. Students will have opportunities to hear from experts across Australia and participate in industry case studies and analysis.


Unit name Safety in Health Service Management
Unit code BAA770
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 Anne Hogden
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the theory and practice of safety and quality in healthcare management.
  • Investigate safety and risk management in healthcare.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of tools and implementation strategies.
  • Appraise legislative regulations and professional practices.
  • Critique current approaches and future challenges for safety, quality and risk management.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061399 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching Pattern

Students are required to be familiar with all module content by the end of week 4, as assignments will draw on all modules.

AssessmentCritical argument essay (30%)|Report (40%)|Infographic (30%)
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All resources for this Unit are available in MyLO.

The learning materials of the unit will be drawn from publications and contemporary journal articles. Students will be able to access the learning materials through the learning content section of the MyLO unit.


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