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The Bachelor of Health Sciences Health Management major is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
This major aims to educate professionals intending to work in health management. Drawing upon the social health science paradigm, students are offered a variety of health topics within the health and business areas, in addition to relevant topic offerings from other faculties. This program develops a graduates ability to contribute to the social, ethical and culturally sensitive solutions to managing the complex problems for the benefit of society. It aims to develop graduate skills to work effectively in a health care setting and multidisciplinary team environment and improve their practice through critical reflection and learning.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- apply a strong contextual social health perspective within a health management framework
- understand social, behavioral and psychological theories and implications for profession practice
- use critical analysis and problem solving skills to develop, plan and implement innovative solutions within a health management context
- discuss ethical and legal concepts for, and implications to professional practice
- demonstrate social and psychological theory underpinning health science research
- synthesise information and communicate effectively, succinctly and sensitively with the health profession community, co-workers, government agencies, and the broad public
- understand the basis of human anatomy and physiology
- apply judgment and initiative to propose and prioritise work strategies in consultation with co-workers to achieve timely completion of a project
- work in a multidisciplinary team and incorporate the views of all stakeholders including Indigenous groups
- use self-awareness and consultation to understand their role within a group and how they can best contribute to the group
- maintain the integrity and ethical standards according to accrediting bodies such as the Australian College of Health Service Executives
- articulate a conscious understanding of their own values and demonstrate respect for the values of others and the ability to view an ethical or social health dilemma from multiple view points
- inform society of impending social health developments and take an advocacy role
- incorporate an understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health of Indigenous groups
- incorporate an understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health on other cultural groups and cultures.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University''s Policy on Student Progress.
Except with the permission of the Course Committee, a student may not proceed to higher year core topics unless they have satisfactorily completed the previous year''s core topics.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN1011 Accounting For Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN1012 Management of People and Organisations (4.5 units)
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour (4.5 units)
HLTH1003 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (4.5 units)
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience (4.5 units)
HLTH1304 Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication (4.5 units)
HLTH1305 Australian Healthcare System(s): Concepts and Controversies (4.5 units)
HLTH1306 Contemporary Health Issues in Australia (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods (4.5 units)
BUSN1013 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN1022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
BUSN2019 International Business Context (4.5 units)
HLTH2101 Critical Social Analysis of Health (4.5 units)
HLTH2102 Indigenous Health for Health Sciences (4.5 units)
HLTH2105 Health: A Psychological Perspective (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3033 Occupational Health and Safety (4.5 units)
BUSN3035 Employee Relations (4.5 units)
HLTH3102 Qualitative Methods for Social Health Research (4.5 units)
HLTH3105 Quantitative Methods for Social Health Research (4.5 units)
HLTH3106 Health Work Internship (4.5 units) OR
BUSN2030 Training and Development (4.5 units)
HLTH3108 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management (4.5 units)
HLTH3110 Risk Assessment and Quality in Health (4.5 units)