PUBH 3010 Health Planning Project

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400275

Coordinator Catharine Fleming Opens in new window

Description This subject extends the theoretical concepts introduced in the subject, Health Politics, Policy and Planning with an emphasis on practical application and obtaining skills in health project management. It concentrates on the development of project management skills required for comprehensive assessment, planning and implementation of health programs or projects. The subject is designed so that students work collaboratively as a multidisciplinary team to develop and manage a workplace health planning project, on a current health issue identified by the health industry. Students thus develop knowledge of skills in project management, stakeholder negotiation, intergroup dynamics, committee structure and functioning, project consultation and planning and management with a deliverable outcome (report).

School Health Sciences

Discipline Public Health, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Applying leadership, people management and interpersonal skills in a multidisciplinary planning committee
  2. Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary planning committee
  3. Demonstrate project management approaches, tools and models
  4. Converse in a professional manner with external stakeholders
  5. Use the process of identifying the project life cycle and applying these to the project development.
  6. Assess the range of resources, their availability and gaps in services (i.e. apply the gap analysis model of planning).
  7. Prioritise recommendations for action.
  8. Choose appropriate alternative responses/options to address prioritised issues.
  9. Prepare the planning report including goals and objectives, program strategies and recommendations.

Subject Content

- ability to work in A multidisciplinary planning Committee: Roles of convener and minute taker and Committee members.
- developing professional leadership skills
- managing key stakeholders
- Project management theory and skills
- delivery of A planning report outlining Project goals, objectives and strategies for A specific health project.


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
Literature Review 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 10 N Individual
Report 3,500 words 20 N Group
Poster 15 minutes 10 N Group
Quiz 1 hour 10 N Individual
Participation 11 weeks 10 N Individual

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