NURS 7062 Project Management in Healthcare

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401419

Coordinator Rachel Gregory-Wilson Opens in new window

Description Project management knowledge and skills are vital in the healthcare professional work environment. Using scenarios, students will explore their topic of interest, applying principal project management concepts, and integrate these into project planning. Students will learn how to appraise existing projects using a review framework, and identify the key steps within a project life cycle, starting from the conception stage to creating a project implementation plan.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Appraise project management concepts and apply these to explore topics relevant to professional interest in healthcare.
  2. Critically evaluate and review reports related to healthcare, projects or initiatives using project quality tools and framework.
  3. Propose solutions towards professional and practice issues identified within healthcare organisations using effective project management strategies.
  4. Communicate and engage with key stakeholders about proposed solutions based on healthcare organisation�fs quality indicators.
  5. Critically reflect on learning acquired and professional development attained in this unit.

Subject Content

Project Life Cycle
Project Management and the Healthcare Environment
Decision-Making Tools for Choosing A Project
Principles and Steps for Strategic Planning with particular emphasis on healthcare
Essential Project Management Components
Skills required in Project Management: technical skills, people management skills
Change and Risks in Healthcare Organisations
Project Quality Indicators and Pre-requisites of Quality
Quality Management Tools
Project Review Tools and Framework


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Online Quiz 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Case Study 1,000 - word equivalent 30 N Individual
Professional Task 15 minutes 30 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 20 N Individual