PUBH 7030 Health Systems Planning and Evaluation

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401364

Coordinator Luke Arnold Opens in new window

Description This unit addresses health services planning and evaluation, as well as health economics. This unit aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and apply the major concepts involved in health services planning and evaluation. Workforce planning and service capability frameworks are addressed as well as planning capital infrastructure for health services. How to evaluate and implement a health services plan is also described. The second module introduces the student to several economic concepts relevant to healthcare management and demonstrates how they are applied to actual situations in the healthcare industry.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) For students enrolled in 4700 Graduate Diploma in Health Science and 4777 Health Services Management and in 4698 Master of Health Science 2-year and 15-year pathways
Note Students in the 1 year pathway will need to complete a rule waiver form to enrol in this unit
PUBH 7031 Health System and Policy

Equivalent Subjects PUBH 7012 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Competent use of Microsoft Excel, and high school mathematics (arithmetic, formulas and algebra, reading graphs).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Relate key economic and health service planning principles to the current health system climate
  2. Determine best practice for planning and implementing change in the health service industry
  3. Construct innovative solutions to health systems planning to address projected challenges in the health service industry.
  4. Engage effectively as a member of a health service management team to design and implement a health service initiative

Subject Content

1. Decision-making in health services management
2. Comparing health systems
3. Principles of economic evaluation
4. Measuring and valuing effects
5. Workforce planning and service capability
6. Planning capital infrastructure for health services
7. Rural health planning
8. Planning for populations
9. Service planning models of care
10.Healthcare forecasting, whole of nation and beyond-hospital-walls planning
11. Stakeholder consultation and engagement within the health services planning environment
12. Demand and supply of services

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
Report: Business as usual base case 1,000 words 25 N Individual
Professional Task: Approach to team-based health system planning 1,500 words 30 N Group
Proposal: Operational/Strategic Plan 2,000 words 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Drummond, M. F., Sculpher, M. J., Claxton, K., Stoddart, G. L. & Torrance, G. W. (2015). Methods for the Economic Evaluations of Health Care Programmes (4th Edition). Oxford University Press.
  • Singh, V.K., Lillrank, P. (2015). Innovations in Healthcare Management. Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Drummond, M. F., Sculpher, M. J., Claxton, K., Stoddart, G. L. & Torrance, G. W. (2015). Methods for the Economic Evaluations of Health Care Programmes (4th Edition). Oxford University Press
  • Singh, V.K., Lillrank, P. (2015). Innovations in Healthcare Management. Apple Academic Press

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

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