Principles of Health Planning and Evaluation

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

You will gain extensive knowledge about the creation of healthcare plans, as well as the research that goes into them, and the methods that are used to evaluate their efficacy. You will learn about the many different approaches to health planning, and how these affect the populations that they're intended for. Advanced skills in data collection and analysis will then be used to evaluate these plans, in order to draw conclusions and suggest potential changes.

Studying this unit, you will be expected to draw up your own plan, which will make up a large percentage of the final grade, with the remainder being split between an exam and a proposal.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management
  • Master of Health Industry Management
  • MBA (Executive)
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health

Areas of study

In this health unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Fundamentals of planning and evaluation
  • The suitability of the planned program
  • The feasibility of the planned program
  • Program planning
  • Implementing and controlling
  • Introduction to program evaluation
  • Planning and managing an evaluation
  • Evaluation designs
  • Evaluation perspectives
  • Data collection and analysis

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Master of Health Industry Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Curtin University
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • MBA (Executive), 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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How will this unit advance my career?

Healthcare planning is a highly technical and vitally important part of modern society. With many cultures, lifestyles and climates, as well as ethnic and genetic factors, to consider, planning effective healthcare strategies can be a tricky business. This unit can provide skills and knowledge to anybody seeking a career in healthcare planning.

Through this unit, you will gain the knowledge needed to effectively evaluate the needs of a population, before creating healthcare plans for their future wellbeing. Another vital part in this important industry is the evaluation of the efficacy of these plans, so that they can be improved for future generations.

This unit is perfect for anybody either seeking a job in local government health departments, or those wishing to go on to employment in private healthcare. Enquire today and start your journey to a better career in health planning and evaluation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Principles of Health Planning and Evaluation 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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Financial assistance

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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