3 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 3-hour project work weekly
1 of HACM9100, HACM9101, HACM9102, HSMT9012, HSMT9013
Enrolment not permitted
HSMT9003 has been successfully completed
Course context

Topic only available to students in the postgraduate health administration courses.

Topic description

This topic addresses the situation and needs of rural health and aged care providers using action learning theory and the practice of project management. Working with an academic supervisor and an industry mentor, students will identify a project that addresses a current problem or opportunity for the organisation, prepare a project proposal for approval, conduct the project, prepare a report and present the findings to an academic or industry forum.

Educational aims

This topic aims to consolidate students' skills and knowledge in project management and in the challenges confronting rural health and aged care services.

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

  1. Design and conduct projects to implement change and innovation in the management and delivery of health care, with a particular focus on the challenges of rural health care delivery
  2. Write reports to meet the needs of decision-makers
  3. Apply management theories and methods to practical problems