Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will evaluate, observe and recognise factors with an impact on the health of staff, volunteers and patients/clients within organisations in the health sector. Organisational issues such as culture, teamwork, conflict and individual and organisational change will be examined. Students are introduced to various theories of management linked with public health and health promotion concepts related to healthy organisations. Throughout the subject students will develop management skills and promote healthy workplaces.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects BUA5OA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss how organisational factors impact on individuals and their performance within organisational settings

Individual assigments

02. Effectively participate in work groups and teams

Individual assignments, Group assignment

03. Understand the use of power and influence within organisations and how these relationships might relate to your career and personal development with an organisation

Individual assignments, Group assignment

04. Plan, develop, implement and evaluate organisational change initiatives

Individual assignments, Group assignment

05. Understand the importance of, and develop and implement plans for, enhanced organisational health.

Individual assignments, Group assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLeila Karimi

Class requirements

Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via online.
"equivalent of 2 hours lectures per week for 12 weeks"

Twelve 1.0 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via online.
"equivalent of 1 hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3000 word assignment60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
online group discussions (2500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05