Courses & Units

Management in Health and Human Services CAM620



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
Unit code CAM620
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Kathryn (Kate) Fennell
Teaching staff Ms Debra Rigby
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
069900 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • 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

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Teaching Pattern

Flexible on-line with discussion board participation and seminar if practicable.

AssessmentLegal Case Study (25%)|Discussion Board participation (25%)|Essay (25%)|Reflective Essay (25%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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