HLTH 7002 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400846

Coordinator Olayide Ogunsiji Opens in new window

Description The concept, form and structure of health care organisations are explored. Organisational theory is used to analyse contemporary health care structures. Factors which influence organisational design, function and effectiveness are discussed including: organisational behaviour, strategy, culture, power and politics, technology, sustainability and effectiveness. A major focus is planning for strategic organisational development to meet the challenges of rapid change and the need for performance improvements in patient care delivery. Concepts related to the strategic development of workforce capacity in the health care arena considered through the application of theories including the learning organisation. Leadership is examined with emphasis on change management.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects PUBH 7017 - Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity in Health Care

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply organisational theory to organisational strategy and the design and structure of health care organisations.
  2. Identify the factors driving changes in organisational strategy and design within the contemporary health care setting.
  3. Analyse the impact of organisational culture and professional subcultures, power, politics and technology on readiness for change in health care organisations.
  4. Discuss models and strategies used in effective change leadership and their application to the health care environment.
  5. Examine models of workforce development used in organisational capacity building in the health care sector.
  6. Explore the relationship between effective change leadership and improving organisational capacity and performance.
  7. Outline leadership strategies required to mobilise and engage stakeholders in continuous organisational development and performance improvement in health care.

Subject Content

Module 1 - Introduction to organisational theory, design and structure, and its application to the health care environment
- organisational theory and structure - organisational Structures, function, formal systems of power and authority, how they are affected by The Internal and external environment in The health care sector
- Factors influencing organisational design and function in health care including organisational behaviour, strategy, culture, power and politics, Technology, sustainability and effectiveness
- organisational culture and subcultures in health care
Module 2 - Organisational capacity building, workforce development and change management in the health care environment
- leadership, adaptive organisational cultures and change
- theories and frameworks for organisational capacity Building
- Models and strategies for Workforce development
- managing Conflict, power and politics in health care Organisations
Module 3 - Improving organisational performance
- theories and concepts underpinning organisational performance improvement in health care
- Measuring organisational performance and effectiveness
- leading organisational capacity Building and improving organisational performance in The health care arena

Assessment

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
Essay: Short critical analysis 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Essay: Performance improvement or theoretical discussion of the role of the leader in facilitating a change process 3,000 words 60 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • There is no essential textbook.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

Subject Contact Olayide Ogunsiji Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Olayide Ogunsiji Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Subject Contact Olayide Ogunsiji Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

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Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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