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Postgraduate international course

Master of Health Management

Year 2021 This PDF contains information about the course structure. For more information about the course
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QUT code PU84

CRICOS 084929M
Course structure accreditation requirements of The
Duration 2 years full time Australasian College of Health Service
Students who have been awarded
Total credit 192 advanced standing and are undertaking the
points Managers (ACHSM) subject to their
1.5 year program are required to complete
experiential and other requirements.
International 2021: $34,600 per year a total of 144 credit points for the award of
fee (indicative, full-time (96 credit the degree. The MHM also meets the academic
subject to points)
annual review) component for medical practitioners who
· You must complete six core units and one
are seeking Fellowship of the Royal
Course contact Freecall: research methods unit.
1800 181 848 Australasian College of Medical
(within Australia) · You must also complete a 24 credit Administrators (RACMA). Obtaining
Phone: Fellowship is subject to the other
+61 3 9627 4853 point research project, 24 credit point
(outside Australia) internship or 48 credit point dissertation. experiential and examination requirements
Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 5pm of RACMA.
Campus Kelvin Grove · If you wish to undertake a specialisation,
then you will need to complete two core Structures
Start months July, February units from the specialisation and undertake ● Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Full-time
your project or internship in that field. ● Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Full-time -
with one semester advanced standing
· You may choose electives from across the ● Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Part-time
program to complete your 144 credit points. ● Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Part-time -
with two part-time semesters
Students undertaking the 2 year program Advanced Standing
are required to complete 192 credit ● Semester 2 (July) entry - Full-time
points of study.
● Semester 2 (July) entry - Full-time -
with one semester advanced standing
· You must complete six core units and one
● Semester 2 (July) entry - Part-time
research methods unit.
● Semester 2 (July) entry - Part-time -
with two part-time semesters
· You must also complete a 24 credit point advanced standing
● Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Full-time -
research project, 24 credit point internship
Articulation from HL31 with one
or 48 credit point dissertation. semester advanced standing
· If you wish to undertake a specialisation,
then you will need to complete at least two Unit Lists
core units from the specialisasion and either
● PU84 Specialisations
complete two other units from the choices
● PU84 - Health Management Elective
List
available or undertake your project ● PU84 - Research Methods Unit
or internship in that field. Options
Students who wish to proceed to a research
higher degree (e.g. PhD) should undertake
Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Full-time
a dissertation. Semesters
● Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
Professional recognition ● Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
● Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
The program is designed to meet the ● Year 2, Semester 2 (July)

Accurate as at 13 March 2020. For the latest information see:


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Master of Health Management
Code Title Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Part-time
Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb) Semesters
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy ● Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
● Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
● Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
PUN106 Population Health ● Year 2, Semester 2 (July)
PUN640 Health Systems ● Year 3, Semester 1 (Feb)
● Year 3, Semester 2 (July)
Year 1, Semester 2 (July) ● Year 4, Semester 1 (Feb)
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management ● Year 4, Semester 2
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
Code Title
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
Research methods elective unit
PUN106 Population Health
3 x elective options or units from specialisation
Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
Year 2, Semester 2 (July)
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
eligible for graduation
Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
HLN703 Project
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy
OR
PUN640 Health Systems
PUN704 Health Management Internship
Year 2, Semester 2 (July)
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
OR
Year 3, Semester 1 (Feb)
HLN700 Dissertation
Research methods elective
Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Full-time - with one 1 x elective option or unit from specialisation
semester advanced standing Year 3, Semester 2 (July)
Semesters 2 x elective options or units from major
● Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb) Year 4, Semester 1 (Feb)
● Year 1, Semester 1 (July)
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be
● Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
eligible for graduation
Code Title HLN703 Project
Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb) OR
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy PUN704 Health Management Internship
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics OR
PUN106 Population Health HLN750-1 Dissertation
PUN640 Health Systems Year 4, Semester 2
Year 1, Semester 1 (July) 2 x elective options or units from specialisation
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management OR
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management HLN750-2 Dissertation
1 x elective option or unit from specialisation
Research methods unit Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Part-time - with two part-
Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb) time semesters Advanced Standing
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be Semesters
eligible for graduation. If you select a specialisation, then you ● Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
will need to undertake your project or internship as part of that
● Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
specialisation.
● Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
● Year 2, Semester 2 (July)
HLN703 Project ● Year 3, Semester 1 (Feb)
OR ● Year 3, Semester 2 (July)
PUN704 Health Management Internship Code Title
2 x elective options or units from specialisation Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
OR PUN106 Population Health
HLN700 Dissertation LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management

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Code Title Semester 2 (July) entry - Full-time - with one
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management semester advanced standing
Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb) Semesters
PUN640 Health Systems ● Year 1, Semester 1 (July)
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy
● Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb)
● Year 2, Semester 1 (July)
Year 2, Semester 2 (July)
Research methods elective Code Title
1 x elective option or unit from specialisation Year 1, Semester 1 (July)
Year 3, Semester 1 (Feb) PUN210 Contemporary Health Management
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
eligible for graduation 1 x elective option or unit from specialisation
HLN703 Project Research Methods elective
OR Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb)
PUN704 Health Management Internship EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy
OR LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
HLN750-1 Dissertation PUN106 Population Health
Year 3, Semester 2 (July) PUN640 Health Systems
2 x elective options or units from specialisation Year 2, Semester 1 (July)
OR You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be
HLN750-2 Dissertation eligible for graduation. If you select a specialisation, then you
will need to undertake your project or internship as part of that
specialisation.
Semester 2 (July) entry - Full-time
HLN703 Project
Semesters
● Year 1, Semester 1 (July) OR
● Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb) PUN704 Health Management Internship
● Year 2, Semester 1 (July)
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
● Year 2, Semester 2 (Feb)
OR
Code Title HLN700 Dissertation
Year 1, Semester 1 (July)
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management Semester 2 (July) entry - Part-time
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management Semesters
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics ● Year 1, Semester 1 (July)
● Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb)
1 x elective option or unit from specialisation ● Year 2, Semester 1 (July)
Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb) ● Year 2, Semester 2 (Feb)
PUN106 Population Health
● Year 3, Semester 1 (July)
● Year 3, Semester 2 (Feb)
PUN640 Health Systems ● Year 4, Semester 1 (July)
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy ● Year 4, Semester 2 (Feb)
1 x elective option or unit from specialisation Code Title
Year 2, Semester 1 (July) Year 1, Semester 1 (July)
Research methods elective unit PUN210 Contemporary Health Management
3 x elective options or units from specialisation PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
Year 2, Semester 2 (Feb) Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb)
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be PUN106 Population Health
eligible for graduation
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy
HLN703 Project
Year 2, Semester 1 (July)
OR
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
PUN704 Health Management Internship
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
Year 2, Semester 2 (Feb)
OR
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
HLN700 Dissertation
Year 3, Semester 1 (July)
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
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Code Title Semester 1 (Feb) entry - Full-time - Articulation
Research methods elective from HL31 with one semester advanced standing
1x elective option or unit from specialisation Semesters
Year 4, Semester 1 (July) ● NOTES
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be
● Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
● Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
eligible for graduation ● Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
HLN703 Project
OR Code Title
PUN704 Health Management Internship NOTES
OR International students who completed HL31 and are articulating
to PU84 (Feb entry)
HLN750-1 Dissertation
The following units completed in HL31 will be credited to PU84:
Year 4, Semester 2 (Feb)
HLN710 Epidemiology
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management
OR
2 x elective options
HLN750-2 Dissertation
Year 1, Semester 1 (Feb)
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy
Semester 2 (July) entry - Part-time - with two
part-time semesters advanced standing PUN106 Population Health
Semesters PUN640 Health Systems
● Year 1, Semester 1 (July) 1 x elective option or unit from specialisation
● Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb) Year 1, Semester 2 (July)
● Year 2, Semester 1 (July)
● Year 2, Semester 2 (Feb) LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
● Year 3, Semester 1 (July) PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
● Year 3, Semester 2 (Feb)
2 x elective options or units from specialisation
Code Title Year 2, Semester 1 (Feb)
Year 1, Semester 1 (July) You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management eligible for graduation
LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics HLN703 Project
Year 1, Semester 2 (Feb) OR
PUN106 Population Health PUN704 Health Management Internship
EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and Policy 2 x elective options or units from specialisation
Year 2, Semester 1 (July) OR
1 x elective option or unit from specialisation HLN700 Dissertation
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
Year 2, Semester 2 (Feb)
PU84 Specialisations
In this list
PUN640 Health Systems ● Emergency and Disaster Management
Research methods elective ● Quality and Patient Safety
Year 3, Semester 1 (July) ● Health Law
● Health Policy and Planning
You MUST complete a project, internship or dissertation to be ● Cross-specialisation
eligible for graduation
HLN703 Project Emergency and Disaster Management
OR Code Title
PUN704 Health Management Internship PUN450 Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
OR PUN454 Leadership in Disaster Management
HLN750-1 Dissertation Select 24 credit points from the following options:
Year 3, Semester 2 (Feb) HLN703 Project
2 x elective options or units from specialisation PUN452 Disaster Planning and Preparedness
OR PUN453 Disaster Response and Recovery
HLN750-2 Dissertation PUN620 Concepts of Environmental Health
PUN704 Health Management Internship

Quality and Patient Safety


Code Title

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Quality and Patient Safety Health Management Elective List A
PUN213 Quality Management in Health PUN018 will be offered next in 2020
PUN219 Leadership of Quality and Safety in Health Implementation Science - Theory and Application in
PUN019
Select 24 credit points from the following options: Health
HLN701 Independent Study PUN212 Health Information Management Perspectives
HLN703 Project PUN213 Quality Management in Health
PUN214 Systems of Quality and Safety in Health PUN214 Systems of Quality and Safety in Health
PUN704 Health Management Internship PUN219 Leadership of Quality and Safety in Health
PUN301 Occupational Health and Safety Law and Policy
Health Law PUN363 Environmental Health Law
Code Title PUN451 Disaster Management
LWN305 Australian Applied Law PUN452 Disaster Planning and Preparedness
Select 36 credit points from the following options: PUN453 Disaster Response and Recovery
HLN703 Project PUN454 Leadership in Disaster Management
LWN149 Conception, Birth and the Law PUN620 Concepts of Environmental Health
LWN150 Death, Decisions and the Law PUN688 Health Policy in a Global Context
LWN163 Capacity, Guardianship and Administration PUN704 Health Management Internship
LWN166 Consent To Treatment and Clinical Negligence LWN149 Conception, Birth and the Law
LWN194 Select Issues in Medical Law and Ethics LWN150 Death, Decisions and the Law
LWN195 Elder Law LWN163 Capacity, Guardianship and Administration
PUN016 Risk Assessment LWN166 Consent To Treatment and Clinical Negligence
PUN212 Health Information Management Perspectives LWN194 Select Issues in Medical Law and Ethics
PUN213 Quality Management in Health LWN195 Elder Law
PUN214 Systems of Quality and Safety in Health LWN305 Australian Applied Law
PUN301 Occupational Health and Safety Law and Policy NB Some law elective units are offered in alternate years. Law
PUN363 Environmental Health Law elective units are offered in internal, external or Block mode of
PUN704 Health Management Internship study. Please check unit outlines to determine which is
available.
NB Some law elective units are offered in alternate years. Law
elective units are offered in internal, external or Block mode of
study. Please check unit outlines to determine which is PU84 - Research Methods Unit Options
available. Research methods unit options
Code Title
Health Policy and Planning HLN405 Qualitative Research
Code Title HLN706 Health Statistics 2
PUN017 Health Planning and Evaluation HLN707 Research Methods in Health
PUN688 Health Policy in a Global Context HLN710 Epidemiology
Select 24 credit points from the following options: PUN103 Advanced Epidemiology
HLN701 Independent Study PUN105 Health Statistics 1
HLN703 Project
PUN212 Health Information Management Perspectives Unit Synopses
PUN704 Health Management Internship EFN423 Health Economics: Applications and
Cross-specialisation
Policy
Anti-requisites PUN211
Code Title
Equivalents EFQ423
Any 48 credit points from the Health Management elective list
Credit Points 12

PU84 - Health Management Elective List This unit provides a strategic overview of resource allocation,
Health Management Elective List A funding and economic evaluation in the health and health care
Code Title markets, which is fundamental knowledge for health managers
HLN701 Independent Study and those aspiring to work in health policy roles. The
management of resources, whether they are financial, material
HLN703 Project
or human, are critical elements of the role of a health service
PUN016 Risk Assessment manager.
PUN017 Health Planning and Evaluation
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HLN405 Qualitative Research Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer. Students enrolled


Credit Points 12 through the School of Nursing should contact
nursing.admin@qut.edu.au The Summer offering is not
available to NS80 Master of Advanced Practice Nursing or NS85
The unit offers the opportunity to study, explore and understand
Master of Nursing students. PU86 Master of Public Health
a range of qualitative research methodologies and methods. In
students must have successfully completed HLN707 Research
so doing, the unit exposes students to a knowledge base that
Methods in Health before undertaking HLN703. Nursing students
may inform post graduate qualitative research. It encourages
must have successfully completed NSN434 Evidence Based
students to question and contest knowledge and to
Practice and Research Design before undertaking HLN703.
constructively defend points of view. Key principals, concepts
and skills will be developed to inform qualitative research across View unit details online | View unit timetable
a range of disciplines and contexts. The dominance of the
positivist or natural science approach in health research has
HLN706 Health Statistics 2
come into question because of its singular emphasis on
Pre-requisites PUN105
producing 'objective' truths. In response, it is argued that culture,
power and ideology must be understood as integral components Credit Points 12
of any research. Qualitative inquiry, in all its forms, is
underpinned by the assumption that the social world can only be This is an advanced biostatistics unit focused on statistical
interpreted. modelling, a common approach in the analysis of health data. It
focuses on developing an understanding, both theoretcial and
View unit details online | View unit timetable practical, of generalised linear models (GLMs), factor analysis
and survival analysis. GLMs include simple linear regression,
HLN700 Dissertation multiple regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression and
Credit Points 48 repeated measures analysis, and provide a unifying framework
to illustrate the ideas of statistical modelling. This unit builds on
To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are the introductory unit PUN105 Health Statistics 1 by extending
continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice your analytical and reporting skills, enabling a wider range of
to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. analysis to be conducted in support of applied research.
This requires advanced skills in the critical evaluation,
interpretation and application of research. The dissertation View unit details online | View unit timetable
provides advanced skill development in these areas, and
enables you to undertake a research project in a specialised HLN707 Research Methods in Health
area of practice. HLN700 Dissertation is offered in Semester 1, Pre-requisites Completion of 96 credit points of study
Semester 2 and Summer. No student should enrol in any Equivalents HLQ707
offering until they have secured a Supervisor who is available Credit Points 12
during that semester. Note: The Summer offering is not available
to Nursing students. Students in the School of Nursing should
The purpose of this unit is to help you plan your research and
contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au in the semester prior to
develop a viable and ethical research proposal, which will
enrolment for further information and guidance on supervision.
prepare you to undertake an independent 24 credit point project
View unit details online | View unit timetable (HLN703) or a 48 credit point dissertation (HLN700 or HLN750-
1, -2) or acts as a stand-alone research unit for 'scholar-
practitioners'. This unit aim to provide clinicians and health
HLN701 Independent Study
practitioners the supported experience of becoming a scholar
Credit Points 12
practitioner and able to link their research knowledge with
practice. Students will learn how to apply theoretical and
The development of critical appraisal skills is essential for methodological rigour to their work in practice.
students undertaking postgraduate study. This unit provides an
opportunity to investigate a relevant topic in your area of study. View unit details online | View unit timetable
In the process of identifying, gathering and analysing up-to-date
relevant literature, you will strengthen skills in the synthesis of HLN710 Epidemiology
information and report writing relevant to your field. Credit Points 12
View unit details online | View unit timetable
This is a foundational health unit addressing the essential
epidemiological skills and principles that health professionals
HLN703 Project
need to develop for effective public health and clinical practice.
Equivalents HLQ703
Epidemiology can assist in determining risk factors associated
Credit Points 24 with diseases, and what factors may protect against disease.
Epidemiology also identifies the effectiveness of health
The ability to apply advanced knowledge and skills with a high interventions and quantifies potential harms. The skills of
level of autonomy is a hallmark of postgraduate education at the scientific assessment of the effectiveness of prevention
Masters level. By undertaking a scholarly piece of work this unit strategies are necessary for service provision and policy
gives you the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the development. In this unit you will develop the ability to critically
skills that you have gained to date in an area that is relevant to evaluate research and study designs using epidemiological
your field of study, by demonstrating creativity and initiative to techniques. This introductory unit develops the skills in
analyse and synthesis knowledge. HLN703 Project is offered in effectively assessing and interpreting health data and the

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medical literature. The unit explains how to calculate key View unit details online | View unit timetable
measures of disease occurrence and association, and
contemporary issues of major importance in health. LWN150 Death, Decisions and the Law
Credit Points 12
View unit details online | View unit timetable
As people near the end of their lives, their medical treatment and
HLN750 Dissertation other care needs raise complex medical, legal and ethical
Credit Points 24 decisions. Choices about whether particular treatment should be
provided or refused may have to be made, and this is
To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are complicated by the fact that many people may not have the
continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice competence at this stage in their life to be able to make these
to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. decisions. Although a competent adult may refuse treatment,
This requires advanced skills in the critical evaluation, another choice demanded by some is the right to end their own
interpretation and application of research. The dissertation life and to be assisted by others to achieve this. This unit
provides advanced skill development in these areas, and examines the legal aspects of these choices.
enables you to undertake a research project in specialised area
of practice. HLN750-1 Dissertation is offered in Semester 1, View unit details online | View unit timetable
Semester 2 and Summer. No student should enrol in any
offering until they have secured a Supervisor who is available LWN163 Capacity, Guardianship and
during that semester. Note: The Summer offering is not available Administration
to Nursing students. Students in the School of Nursing should Credit Points 12
contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au in the semester prior to
enrolment for further information and guidance on supervision.
Decisions about guardianship and administration are part of the
View unit details online | View unit timetable legal and social fabric of our society. The Guardianship and
Administration Tribunal is a high volume tribunal, and its
HLN750 Dissertation workload is expected to increase exponentially as our population
ages. Despite the fact that decisions about guardianship and
Credit Points 24
administration are being made every day, this area of law raises
difficult legal and ethical issues. Because a decision is being
To ensure high quality practice, advanced level practitioners are made on behalf of an adult with impaired decision-making
continually required to reflect upon and modify their own practice capacity, there are issues as to who should make these
to incorporate knowledge of the most recent research evidence. decisions and how they should be made. The complexity of
This requires advanced skills in the critical evaluation, these decisions has at times resulted in entrenched conflict and
interpretation and application of research. The dissertation has needed judicial resolution. The topics examined in this unit
provides advanced skill development in these areas, and are important from the perspective of government regulation, for
enables you to undertake a research project in a specialised those making these decisions for adults with impaired capacity
area of practice. HLN750-2 Dissertation is offered in Semester 1, (including relatives and those in statutory positions), and for legal
Semester 2 and Summer. No student should enrol in any practitioners in fields such as health law and succession.
offering until they have secured a Supervisor who is available
during that semester. Note: The Summer offering is not available View unit details online | View unit timetable
to Nursing students. Students in the School of Nursing should
contact nursing.admin@qut.edu.au in the semester prior to LWN164 Health Care Law and Ethics
enrolment for further information and guidance on supervision. Equivalents LWQ164
View unit details online | View unit timetable Credit Points 12

LWN149 Conception, Birth and the Law The relationship between law and ethics in healthcare is
Credit Points 12 important, as health knowledge and interventions and our
understandings of the respective roles, responsibilities and rights
Some aspects of human reproduction raise complex legal and of health professionals, health organisations, patients and the
ethical considerations. Civil liability to a child can arise where state, amongst others, continue to rapidly develop and evolve.
that child is injured in utero or upon delivery. Liability to parents This unit explores the relationship between law and ethics to lay
may also arise where a child is conceived as a result of a failed the foundations of an understanding of both law and ethics as
sterilization procedure or where a mother is injured during a they relate to healthcare.
negligent delivery. There have also been rapid developments in
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assisted reproductive technologies. One of the difficulties in this
area is an absence of consistent regulation of the many
controversial issues associated with such medical advances.
LWN166 Consent To Treatment and Clinical
These include the nature of any regulatory regime, access to Negligence
treatment, rights of donors and children born as a result of these Credit Points 12
technologies, posthumous use of gametes and embryo research.
The topics examined in this unit are becoming increasingly This unit develops an understanding of the law and the major
important both from the perspective of government regulation ethical and policy issues relating to consent to treatment and
and for legal practitioners in the field of health law. medical negligence, including medical trespass and select

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contemporary aspects of medico-legal practice and procedure. assessment methods available for the assessment of
occupational safety, occupational health, environmental
View unit details online | View unit timetable management and environmental health risks.

LWN194 Select Issues in Medical Law and Ethics View unit details online | View unit timetable
Credit Points 12
PUN017 Health Planning and Evaluation
Some of the debates at the forefront of contemporary issues in Pre-requisites PUN640 and PUN106
ethics and health law can be resolved by clarifying the Credit Points 12
fundamental concepts that are presupposed by participants in
those debates. For example, some proponents of the legalisation Effective responses by the health system to the major
of euthanasia claim that withholding and withdrawing medical challenges derived from a rapidly changing world require
treatment is no different from providing a lethal injection. effective planning which integrates capital, workforce and service
Whether or not this claim is true depends on how euthanasia is planning. Planning is both a technical and political activity.
defined, and so is a conceptual, rather than a moral, issue. A Planning ranges from implementation of pre-set activities to the
similar approach can bear much fruit in many other controversial more contentious problem of how to make decisions about
areas in this field, including dilemmas about embryonic stem cell spending where there are fiscal, social and environmental
research, reproductive ethics, organ donation and the definition resource constraints. Health managers have a responsibility to
of death, and the ethics of human enhancement technologies. lead the future direction of health services by planning for future
This unit explores these common dilemmas using this approach. needs. This unit is an introduction to the principles and practice
of integrated health planning and the evaluation of the
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effectiveness of health policies, plans and services. This unit will
cover the spectrum of planning including the identification of the
LWN195 Elder Law planning context, data to inform planning, the planning process,
Credit Points 12 articulation of the plan into action and post implementation
evaluation.
The unit will examine the pressing issues related to living longer,
such as estate planning, capacity assessment, issues at the end View unit details online | View unit timetable
of life, elder abuse, housing and care options and the financing
of such, superannuation, pension entitlements, and 'reverse PUN103 Advanced Epidemiology
mortgages'. The impact of areas of law as they relate to the Pre-requisites PUB326 or HLN710
rights and responsibilities of elders, such as succession law, Credit Points 12
equity and trusts, health law, and anti-discrimination law, will
also be considered.
Epidemiology is an important scientific discipline in health
View unit details online | View unit timetable research, clinical practice and public health decision-making.
Currently, there is an increasing demand for scientific evidence-
LWN305 Australian Applied Law based health research and public health policies, and an
increasing trend towards health research that considers complex
Credit Points 12
biological, environmental and societal inter-relationships and/or
evaluates the effectiveness of population-based interventions.
This unit is designed to transition higher degree students from You will learn about recent developments in epidemiology that
international and non-legal backgrounds into the application of contribute innovative research designs and analytical methods to
law at a postgraduate level. The unit promotes a deep complement these needs. Such knowledge and skills are critical
understanding of the way in which the main principles and for evaluation of current epidemiological literature, design of
concepts of the common law system operate in the health research, and interpretation of research results. This unit
contemporary context, comparing and contrasting them with will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in critique of
other legal systems. It contextualises issues pertaining to the epidemiological literature, design of research projects, and
common law system and its operations and provides students interpretation of research findings.
with a specialised skills in doctrinal legal research and scholarly
legal writing. View unit details online | View unit timetable
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PUN105 Health Statistics 1
Credit Points 12
PUN016 Risk Assessment
Anti-requisites PUN008 and PUN467
This is a foundational research methods unit which introduces
Credit Points 12 fundamental statistical concepts relevant to describing data and
testing scientific hypotheses. An understanding of basic
Environmental health, OHS and environmental management statistical concepts is a fundamental research skill in any
professionals are required to plan, conduct, oversee and/or scientific or health discipline. Such knowledge is mandatory for
evaluate risk assessments as part of their work. It is becoming critical evaluation of the research literature, for design of efficient
increasingly important for organisations to undertake risk research studies, and to inform appropriate interpretation of
assessments to meet compliance obligations and to work research results. As such, the concepts taught in this unit are
towards longer term health, safety and environmental essentail for postgraduate students intending to undertake
sustainability goals. This unit explores a range of risk independent research, and indeed, to any student attempting to

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critically evaluate research literature. This is an introductory unit PUN213 Quality Management in Health
and knowledge and skills developed in this unit are relevant to a Credit Points 12
variety of health disciplines. HLN706 Health Statistics 2 builds on
this unit by extending your knowledge and skills, allowing you to
Quality and risk management are increasingly important areas of
conduct more complex analysis.
focus and activity in the health industry as health service
View unit details online | View unit timetable operation and performance is increasingly regulated and
monitored by governments and funders. At all levels of the
health system, individuals, teams, divisions, organisations,
PUN106 Population Health
boards and policy makers are expected to contribute to the
Equivalents PUQ106
maintenance of health care quality and safety standards and to
Credit Points 12 participate in the quality improvement of services provided. This
unit is the foundation unit in the Quality and Patient Safety major.
Health professionals face a complex and changing health profile It introduces students to the concepts, processes and
locally, nationally, and internationally, and the biomedical model implementation of quality improvement in health services.
for understanding health problems does not adequately explain
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successfully intervene to improve the population's health. It is
therefore critical for health professionals to reflect upon the PUN214 Systems of Quality and Safety in Health
social and behavioural factors that influence health and work in PUN213. PUN213 may be enrolled in the
Pre-requisites
partnership to influence these factors. This unit is a foundation same teaching period as PUN214
unit for graduate public health, environmental health and health Credit Points 12
safety and environment students, and is taken in the first year of
a full-time postgraduate degree. The unit provides postgraduate
Quality and risk management are increasingly important areas of
health students with a population health foundation, and is a
focus and activity in the health industry as health service
building block for postgraduate study in health.
operation and performance is increasingly regulated and
View unit details online | View unit timetable monitored by governments and funders. At all levels of the
health system, individuals, teams, divisions, organisations,
boards and policy makers are expected to contribute to the
PUN210 Contemporary Health Management
maintenance of health care quality and safety standards and to
Equivalents PUQ210
participate in the quality improvement of services provided. It is
Credit Points 12 now generally accepted that a 'systems' approach is critical to
quality and safety improvement in health care, both to identify
Health system managers require appropriate knowledge, and to modify the factors that contribute to errors, poor quality
competencies and attitudes to confront the challenges facing the and inefficiency in health care services. This unit examines in
health of modern communities. Acquisition of management depth the rationale for and use of quality and safety systems to
competencies can best occur by application of an extensive ensure patient safety in health care environments, using national
knowledge of the theoretical principles that underlie and international case studies. It is the second of four units
organisational behaviour and the systems, structure and offered as part of the Quality and Patient Safety major and has
processes that characterise modern health services. This unit been developed to address expectations of the health industry
forms the knowledge and competency basis for health managers for managers to have in-depth knowledge of health care quality
and lays the groundwork for more advanced education in the and patient safety systems and their implementation. It is
leadership role of health executives. designed to build on PUN213 Quality Management in Health.

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PUN212 Health Information Management PUN219 Leadership of Quality and Safety in


Perspectives Health
Credit Points 12 Pre-requisites PUN213
Credit Points 12
Technology infrastructure is impacting on the business of
delivering health care services. An understanding of information Quality and risk management are important areas of focus and
concepts and frameworks for assessing information systems will activity in the health industry as health service operation and
assist you to realise the potential for using technology to more performance is increasingly regulated and monitored by
effectively understand health information as a valuable resource governments and funders. At all levels of the health system,
in the health industry. This unit aims to provide you with an individuals, teams, divisions, organisations, boards and policy
understanding of the diversity of health information resources makers are expected to contribute to the maintenance of health
available; the benefits of high-quality and standardised health care quality and safety standards and to participate in the quality
information; data organisation and management needed within improvement of services provided. This unit provides you with
the health industry context. advanced knowledge of leadership theories and frameworks
critical for an effective quality and safety culture in health care
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attributes and leadership skills required to engage and motivate
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the implementation of effective quality and patient safety
programs within a health care setting. PUN452 Disaster Planning and Preparedness
PUN450. PUN450 may be enrolled in the
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same teaching period as PUN452
Credit Points 12
PUN301 Occupational Health and Safety Law and
Policy This unit addresses the key concepts and skills related to
Credit Points 12 inclusive disaster management planning and preparedness to
ensure essential community services are prepared for
This Unit provides an overview of the many different aspects of emergencies and the range of disaster and climate-related
managing occupational health and safety associated policy and events they may face in local, national and international
law at an enterprise level. The Unit focuses on legislative contexts. It examines and provides students practice in the real-
compliance for organisations, the relevant legislation, Codes of world processes of assessing disaster risk as the first step
Practice and industry standards, as well as how Policy is used to towards building resilience and business continuity. It reflects the
design implementation and verification strategies. In addition, international focus on understanding disaster risk as a key
the Unit has an emphasis on preparing the student with the priority of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
requirements to appropriately analyse and inform employers 2015-2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .
within the scope of practice of a senior safety advisor/safety Upon completion of this unit you will have a greater
manager. The Unit assessments provide students with the understanding of the critical role of the disaster and emergency
opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in an risk assessment process in preventing or mitigating the health
organisational context. OHS Professionals are expected to and socio-economic effects of man-made or weather-related
appropriately inform an organisation's senior management (Duty disasters and incidents.
Holders) to assist them in exercising their due diligence. The
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as well as application in response to serious incidents or
breaches. PUN453 Disaster Response and Recovery
Equivalents PUQ453, PUZ453
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Credit Points 12
PUN363 Environmental Health Law
Credit Points 12 This unit addresses the key concepts and skills related to
inclusive disaster response and recovery in local, national and
international contexts. It examines and provides students
Legal frameworks, such as the Public Health Act 2005, the
practice in the real-world processes of responding to, and
Environmental Protection Act 1994, the planning legislation, local
providing inclusive relief to communities due to human-made,
laws and other State and local legislation, provide the basis for
technological, weather and climate-related disasters, and
environmental health and environmental management practice.
providing an enabling environment for affected
A thorough understanding of this legislation, the prosecution
individuals,communities and broader society, to recover from,
process and other legal frameworks is vitally important to the
and strengthen, inclusive and sustainable resilience to the
practice of an environmental health professional. Major topics
physical, social, environmental and economic impacts of future
covered include: an introduction to law and government, public
emergency and disaster events. Upon completion of this unit you
health law, planning and environmental law, local laws,
will have a greater understanding of how to implement a disaster
administrative law and investigation processes.
inclusive response and develop funding proposals.
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PUN450 Introduction to Disaster Risk PUN454 Leadership in Disaster Management
Management Pre-requisites PUQ451 or PUN451 or PUN450 or PUZ451
Equivalents PUZ451 PUQ451
Equivalents PUQ454, PUZ454
Credit Points 12
Credit Points 12
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This unit addresses the key concepts and skills related to
leadership and strategic issues related to inclusive, future-
PUN451 Disaster Management oriented disaster risk management and resilience building. It
Credit Points 12 examines the underlying drivers of risk, including factors such
as social, economic, technological, climate-related health
This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of the issues, increasing global interdependencies and uneven
principles and practice of disaster management including your economic development. The unit provides opportunities for
ability to evaluate the effectiveness of current arrangements and environmental scanning, stakeholder mapping, crisis
to apply those principles to system preparedness. This will equip communication planning and decision-making in rapidly
you to contribute significantly to reducing the adverse impacts on changing environments. Upon completion of this unit you will
human health and wellbeing, the economy and the physical and have a greater understanding of the critical role of the disaster
natural environment. and emergency risk assessment and how to prepare and deliver

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protocols.
PUN688 Health Policy in a Global Context
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Credit Points 12
PUN620 Concepts of Environmental Health
Credit Points 12
Health policy is a major driver of health systems, their structure
and functioning. Well-informed and executed policies contribute
There is increasing evidence that the integrity of the
and communicate important information and evidence in the
environments in which we live is under substantial pressure,
management of health organisations. The globalisation of the
particularly from the way we live. The end result of such
health sector and its governance structures as well as the
pressure is that the basic and fundamental pre-requisites for
changing global burden of disease present policy-makers with a
human health are threatened. The science of Environmental
complex and challenging environment in which to construct and
Health has always been concerned with the study of the human -
implement responsive health policy. This unit will provide you
environment interface, and now even more than ever,
with a critical understanding of policy-making theories and
practitioners are needed who understand this link and the
principles as well as the interplay of factors that influence policy
strategies available to control and minimize the risks associated
development, implementation and evaluation. Global health
with environmental health hazards. Topics covered include: an
issues will be used to illustrate and critically evaluate the policy
introduction to environmental health, ecosystems and
process providing you with the knowledge and skills required to
sustainability; environmental health issues (e.g. air pollution,
undertake health policy development, implementation and
water and sanitation, waste and contaminated land,
evaluation in a wide range of contexts.
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including the built environment.
PUN704 Health Management Internship
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PUN640 and PUN632 and completion of
Pre-requisites
144 credit points
PUN632 Leadership in Health Management
Anti-requisites PUN610 Credit Points 24
Equivalents PUQ632
Based in a workplace, this unit takes an experiential approach to
Credit Points 12 synthesise your knowledge of health care systems with your
skills of investigation and analysis of complex information to
In the challenging environment of the contemporary health contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit
system, managers will be required to provide organisational involves the planning and execution of a substantial work-based
leadership to ensure that services continue to evolve to meet the research project or equivalent capstone experience, by applying
changing community needs and the changing service delivery the principles and concepts studied across the course into the
challenges. Such leadership requires the acquisition of real world of health services delivery and health policy. A
knowledge and the development of competencies in leadership capstone unit is a point of transition for you, and prompts
that may enable the future manager to address the current and reflection and coherence to the whole course experience.
future challenges. The unit further develops skills in addressing Limited placements are available. Students are matched to
contemporary problems in public health related to the placements based on placement availability and student
management of health services and prepares students to competencies.
consider the strategic importance of leadership throughout all
public health areas. You will be challenged to critically evaluate View unit details online | View unit timetable
your leadership capabilities and philosophy.

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PUN640 Health Systems


Equivalents PUQ640
Credit Points 12

A detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the


health system is essential for future health system leaders and
managers. The unit explores concepts that form the basis for the
way health systems are designed and operate. It also examines
a number of issues that influence how health services are
delivered and resourced with a particular focus on the Australian
Health System but within an international context. These issues
are critically analysed along with the health reform agenda and
the drivers for change nationally and internationally. This unit is
relevant to health professionals seeking to manage health
systems or to lead and influence the future direction of health.

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