Onshore (Australia) Program
1 x 4-hour Workshop once-only
2 x 1-day Intensive Workshops per semester
1 x 2 hour Online Exercises weekly
1 x 50 minute Online Tutorial per semester
91 hrs of Independent Study per semester

Offshore (Singapore) Program
1 x 1.5 days of Intensive Workshop per semester
1 x 2-hour Online Exercises weekly
99 hrs of Independent Study per semester
Enrolment not permitted
HSMT9012 has been successfully completed
Course context

Topic only available to students meeting the eligibility requirements for entry to the postgraduate health and aged care administration courses.

Assignments; Tutorial Presentation; Tutorial Participation
Topic description

This topic provides an introduction to organisational theory and systems thinking, as well as the leader's role in the effective day-to-day functioning and overall performance of health and aged care services. Areas explored in depth include culture, power and politics in health and aged care organisations, change management, business planning and project management.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with the foundations of organisational theory with a focus on leading for organisational performance in health and aged care settings.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts of organisational theory and systems thinking
  2. Describe the structure, culture and dynamics of an organisation
  3. Develop and implement strategies for change management in a health and aged care setting
  4. Identify the essential elements of organisational leadership and management necessary for achieving organisational performance
  5. Formulate a coherent business plan or project plan

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.