BUSM 2044 Health Service Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401393

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Description The unit builds on previous Health Services Management curriculum. It is focused on the changing role of the health services manager and competencies required to manage and lead health services efficiently and effectively in both current and emerging areas of healthcare and health management. Various management functions are explored through 140 hours of placement with blended learning activities including: strategic management, values-based healthcare, quality and safety, risk and governance, health services policy and performance management, finance and resource allocation.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Public and Health Care Administration

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Co-requisite(s) BUSM 1037

Incompatible Subjects BUSM 3015 - Health Services Management Practice BUSM 3014 - Health Services Financial Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Develop knowledge of Value-based healthcare and competencies required to manage and lead health services effectively;
  2. Analyse a range of external environmental and community factors as well as internal factors that influence policy and the management of health services;
  3. Develop an understanding of Quality and Safety, Risk and Governance of health care systems;
  4. Critically examine policy, standards and practice guidelines being used as a basis for performance measurement and management in health services;
  5. Analyse current financial management, resource allocation and resource management practices within health services management;
  6. Develop professional and social responsibility by influencing and leading collaborative discourse and effective teamwork in response to a health services management problem and the process of developing a solution;
  7. Analyse pertinent case studies through material covered in classes, student placements and deeply reflect this experience to the development of health service management competencies.

Subject Content

- proactive management and strategic planning
- value-based healthcare, leadership and Employability skills and required to manage and lead health services effectively
- organisational Governance, change and Conflict management
- Managerial decision making
- health system performance
- work health safety and Risk management
- resource management
- human resource management
- Communications and relationship management


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Interview 10 minutes 15 N Individual
Professional task 1 - Group Presentation on HSM area of practice 2,000 words 30 N Group
Professional task 2 - Workplace product 1,500 words 30 N Individual
Placement performance: a. Reflection 15 minute video reflection/ 1,250 word written reflection 25 N Individual
Placement performance: b. Professional Placement Performance 140 hours S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods




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