Courses & Units

Project Management for Health Professionals CNA613


Project Management for Health Professionals provides students with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate and implement practical approaches to project management in health sciences. Students will extend their skills in the utilisation of research evidence to refine and deepen their understanding of the processes involved in project management. This unit has a focus on developing the strategies necessary to initiate, plan, implement, evaluate, finalise and disseminate the results of a health sciences project.


Unit name Project Management for Health Professionals
Unit code CNA613
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Mrs Judi Tapp
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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

  • Demonstrate how project management responds to and implements change in health care.
  • Develop a project plan based on evidence of best practice in response to an identified issue.
  • Propose evaluation strategies that assess impact and outcome of a project.
  • Implement various communication strategies relevant to promoting teamwork and project management.
  • Discuss potential ethical implications of project work.

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
060301 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online

AssessmentProject Group Agreement (5%)|Project Plan - Progress Brief (35%)|Project Final Report and Presentation (Group). (60%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Dwyer, J, Liang, Z, & Thiessen, V, A 2019, Project Management in Health and Community Services, Allen & Unwin, Sydney (3rd ed).


Burke, R 2018, Fundamentals of Project Management (2nd Ed), Burke Publishing.

Harris J, Roussel, L, Walters, S & Dearman, C, & Thomas, P, 2018, Project Planning and Management: A guide for Nurses and Interprofessional Teams (3rd Ed), Jones & Bartlett, USA

Project Management Institute 2018, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide (6th ed), Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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