Health Services Management, delivered online by Open Universities Australia, offers students a range of highly applicable knowledge and skills. By completing the unit, you will gain an understanding of the unique environment in which a health services manager operates, and the distinctive challenges that accompany this unique setting.
You will become aware of the skills required of each aspect of the health services manager’s role, and be able to reflect on whether you are effectively expressing these attributes. You will also be capable of evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of approaches to the various aspects of a health services manager’s job.
Moreover, you will gain an understanding of strategic management, as well as leading others towards innovation and change. Upon completion of the unit you will also understand the design of work, and will be able to assess the pros and cons of various approaches to work design and the design of health care organisations.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Master of Health Industry Management, Curtin University
MBA (Executive), RMIT University
Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Curtin University
Master of Public Health, Curtin University
Areas of study
In this Health Services Management unit, the topics you will study include:
Influences on health services management practice
The changing role of the health service manager
Health service organisations
Human resource management in health care
Work design in health care
Organisational design in health care
Working in health teams
Integrated service delivery
Managing change in health service organisations
Decision-making and the health services manager
Leadership in health care
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Master of Health Industry Management at Curtin University
Graduate Diploma in Public Health at Curtin University
This unit is an elective in the following courses:
Master of Public Health at Curtin University
MBA (Executive) at RMIT University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit aims to give you the skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to be an effective manager in a healthcare environment.
You will be encouraged to consider the challenges associated with working in such a role, and will thus be better prepared to solve any problems that may arise. Complete the unit with the skillset necessary to recommend effective management strategies, to act as a leader, and to effectively manage change in a healthcare setting.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Health Services Management from Curtin University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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Delivered by Curtin University, this Organisation of Health Care Systems online unit provides an overview of the key features of healthcare systems, with a focus on the Australian healthcare system as it relates internationally.
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