This broad unit introduces students to the interrelationship between health law and ethics, strategic planning, financial resource
management and health policy development. It aims to help students develop a clear understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare environment and the importance of a partnership approach amongst health and human service agencies. It provides managers with the tools to analyse change and develop effective strategies for managing in a rapidly changing healthcare environment and influencing system change.
Participants are expected to draw on relevant empirical and theoretical work as well as reflecting on their own workplace and lived
experience as they investigate and deepen their understanding of health and human service management.
|Unit name||Management in Health and Human Services|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Kathryn (Kate) Fennell|
|Teaching staff||Ms Debra Rigby|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Evaluate complex legal and ethical issues in the health and human service context.
- Articulate and defend positions on a range of clinical/service delivery issues at the intersection of healthcare policy, law and ethics in a respectful manner that acknowledges contrasting perspectives.
- Critically reflect on health system policy development and implementation including the impact on your workplace.
- Apply strategic and financial management principles to the management of health and human services and consider their impact
- Critically reflect upon your own managerial practice related to using strategic management principles to resolve legal, ethical and professional issues arising in clinical practice, service delivery, and community development.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Flexible on-line with discussion board participation and seminar if practicable.
|Assessment||Legal Case Study (25%)|Discussion Board participation (25%)|Essay (25%)|Reflective Essay (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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