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This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 two-hour seminars. |
Total Time Commitment: Students should expect a total time commitment outside the contact hours of three to four hours for each contact hour in this subject.
|Prerequisites:||505-509 Health Program Evaluation 1|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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 programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorHealth Policy Programs and Economics
|Subject Overview:||A substantial gap exists between health care practices that research and evaluation reveal to be effective, and actual practice in many health care settings. This ‘implementation gap' between research based evidence and real life practice is a key challenge to the advance of evidence-based practice (EBP) in all areas of health care. |
The purpose of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the organisational factors in health services and health systems that affect efforts to improve health care practice, as well as practical skills in organisational analysis aimed at supporting health care improvement. It focuses on the organisational factors affecting the development, dissemination, uptake, implementation and sustainability of innovation and evidence-based practice. Understanding these issues will enable students to provide more effective leadership in organisational development aimed at supporting health care improvement initiatives.
The curriculum draws on principles from general organisational theory and applies them to analysis of organisational issues in health care settings. It also draws on applied health services research, and integrates the findings with organisational theory to elucidate key concepts and demonstrate practical skills in organisational analysis aimed at supporting health care improvement. An international perspective is adopted in that content is relevant across a wide range of health care systems.
The subject is aimed at students currently working, or aiming to work, in decision-making and leadership positions in health care including: clinical or general management; project management; government, as well as health services researchers interested in studying and improving the effectiveness of knowledge transfer and exchange.
On completion of this subject students will possess:
|Assessment:||Three 150 word tutorial exercises spread through the semester (10% in total)Two written assignments, one half way through (1500 words 30%) and one at the end of the semester (3000 words 60%)Participation in tutorials and a web-based discussion group is a hurdle requirement|
|Recommended Texts:||A set of readings will be available for purchase.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||1. Critical thinking and problem solving skills |
2. Attitudes towards knowledge
3. Capacity for information seeking and appraisal
4. Leadership skills
5. Communication skills
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health. |
Subject Coordinator: Ms Penny Mitchell 8344 0654, Ms Jenni Livingston 8344 0655, Dr Arthur Hsueh 8344 0649
Master of Public Health |
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