Managing Human Service Organisations

Subject 196-515 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A two-hour seminar each week.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: n/a
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Assoc Prof Elizabeth Ozanne
Subject Overview: This subject focuses on the evolution in the organizational form of human service organizations in relation to external and internal change pressures and the management challenges these present. Particular attention will be given to the strategic management of networked meta campus structures. In the second part of the subject students will undertake a strategic case study of a particular problem in their own organization.
Assessment: A written assignment totalling 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: n/a
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate critical thinking and analysis;
  • demonstrate facility with different theoretical perspectives;
  • be able to present their research clearly in written and spoken form.
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The disciplines of Nursing and Social Work are now co-managed within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences. At the time of publication Social Work subjects are under the administrative management of the School of Nursing.

Related Course(s): MSocial Work (Human Service) Management (Adv Seminars & Shorter Thesis)
Master of Arts (Policy Studies)(Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)
Master of Social Work (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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