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Healthcare Redesign Diagnostics and Analysis CAM509


Students completing this unit will acquire advanced problem-solving and analytical skills for the ‘diagnosis’ of service delivery blockages, quality and safety issues, and system inefficiencies. The unit draws upon a solid theoretical and empirical basis and introduces students to a range of best practice healthcare redesign models and tools for use within primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare contexts. This unit is a prerequisite for CAM510 Healthcare Redesign Solutions and Implementation. Students are expected to undertake a small workplace-based, or simulated, healthcare redesign project in their as part of CAM509 and CAM510, with assessments tied to key project milestones. This (work integrated) learning approach provides students with the opportunity to improve patient care using evidence-based strategies while working towards an academic qualification.


Unit name Healthcare Redesign Diagnostics and Analysis
Unit code CAM509
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Mrs Lauri O'Brien
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Online Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Spring school (extended) 4/11/2024 27/11/2024 31/12/2024 23/2/2025
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare healthcare redesign theories, frameworks, and concepts to justify their use in improving a local process.
  • Select and apply a range of tools and techniques to define, measure and analyse local health service issues and problems.
  • Analyse and synthesise evidence and information to understand a local problem and how it affects patients, staff and organisation.
  • Develop and employ strategies for involving collective engagement in healthcare redesign to understand a local process.
  • Use various methods to communicate evidence, system information and process information relevant to healthcare redesign.

Fee Information

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 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,784.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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Concurrent Prerequisites



Teaching Pattern

Tutorial (Online) 2 hours weekly; Independent Learning 8 hours weekly.

AssessmentDiagnostics A3 poster, issues log and project documentation (ACI-NSW Cohort only)|Online quiz x 4 (10%)|Project pitch presentation (10%)|Interim diagnostics presentation (40%)|Project plan and diagnostics schedule (40%)
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