REHA 3042 Health Practice Management
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401401
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Description This unit examines the essential management skills that are required of an effective manager in clinical and non-clinical settings, including healthcare facilities, community-based or private leisure, therapy and recreation services, and the health service setting. Consumer management, quality service management, practitioner performance, legal liability and risk management are all examined.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Rehabilitation Therapies, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Restrictions Student must have completed 160cp to enrol in this unit
- Critically examine standards and practice guidelines being used as a basis for performance measurement and evidence in a therapy or health service
- Synthesise practices of managing resources including personnel, facilities, supplies, and equipment
- Critically examine principles and practices of promotions, public relations and marketing as they relate to therapy, leisure and health
- Apply effective management techniques in practising safety, emergency and risk management procedures
- Employ effective strategic management as a basis for guiding current and future service delivery
- Communicate with a range of stakeholders, including the ability to resolve conflicts and lead shared decision-making proposes
- Appraise the current political and policy contexts within which the service is immersed and use this knowledge to advocate for the profession and its therapeutic benefits
2.Marketing of health and therapy service
3.Volunteer and student management
5.Managing service quality
6.Decision making and problem solving
9.Politics, policy and advocacy
Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites
Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements
Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.
To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.
Western Program Requirements
Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.
Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements
To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.
Please ensure that you
- Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
- Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
- Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
- Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.
International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.
Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as
- If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
- If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
- NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
- Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
- Other non-health related requirements.
Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)
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.
|Presentation : Advocacy Project||15 minute presentation and 500-word handout||30||N||Individual|
|Professional Task : Grant Application||1,500 words||30||N||Individual|
|Applied Project : Project Report||1,500 words||40||N||Individual|