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Managing in a Health Care Environment (SHP612)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
OUA: S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit introduces students to management in diverse health care environments. It explores the complexities and challenges of health care management, and examines theoretical and contemporary evidence-based practice perspectives through review of current research. Concepts of managing change, motivation, conflict, information, human resources, community engagement and organisational behaviour are discussed in the context of Australian health care organisations. This unit is suitable for health professionals working in leadership and management roles, and those aspiring to do so.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Discuss management theory, the roles and functions of managers, and core competencies for effective managers in a health care context.
2. Analyse and describe organisational behaviour, and the role of the manager in managing motivation, change, and conflict in the health care environment.
3. Analyse and explain the relationship between management and consumer and community engagement, managing human resources, and the relationship with organisational outcomes.
4. Evaluate the role and function of management in managing organisational stress, information management and project management.
5. Apply management theory and current research in practice, and critically reflect upon practice to improve skills and performance.
6. Further develop academic and professional communication and writing skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities External: No attendance required.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is designed for adult learners and incorporates self-directed learning activities within a supportive online learning environment. The unit is divided into twelve weekly modules, each providing a short overview of the topic, learning outcomes, and direction to reading and other online resources. Learning activities are provided to facilitate reflection, analysis and in-depth understanding. Online discussion is encouraged to promote collaboration and peer learning.
Assessment The assessment components of this unit include Online discussion forums x3 (30%) an Oral Presentation (30%) and a 3000 word Case study (40%) in this unit is used to provide opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills, and critical reflection and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Additionally, these assessments allow students to further develop academic and professional communication skills. Detailed feedback is provided on both the Oral Presentation and Essay assessments to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Graduate course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed NUR612 Managing in a Health Care Environment may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: NUR612
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Health Care Management (MHCM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Vicki Cope
Associate Professor Nursing

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2530
e: V.Cope@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.058 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
OUA: S1-External
Miss Martinique Sandy
Part time Teaching

e: M.Sandy@murdoch.edu.au
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