LAW AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH

PHE3LMH

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn about ethics, law and management and how they will influence, or be the focus of, their practice as health professionals. Using contemporary case studies, students will develop an understanding of relevant legislation and regulations, an appreciation of ethical, legal and managerial aspects of their practice as health professionals and basic skills in human resource and financial management. An understanding of ethics, law and management pertaining to the fields of health care and public health is important for students studying in diverse professional areas including health promotion, allied health, nursing, dentistry, occupational health and environmental health.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HLT3LEH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEthics and law for the health professions 3rd ednPrescribedKerridge, I., Lowe, M. and Stewart, C (2009)THE FEDERATION PRESS, SYDNEY
ReadingsManagement in the Australian health care industry. 3rd ednPrescribedClinton, M (2004)PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST
ReadingsThe frontline leader. Developing effective leadership skillsPrescribedThe Frontline Leader (2009)TILDE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRAHRAN
ReadingsManaging Health Services:Concepts and Practice 2nd ednRecommendedMary G Harris and Associates (2002)SHAPE AND AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVES
ReadingsPublic Health Practice in Australia: The organised effortRecommendedLin V., Smith J and Fawkes S (2007)CROWS NEST: ALLEN & UNWIN AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, interpret and discuss with colleagues the major legislation and regulations guiding health care and public health practice in Australia and their development

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02. For a given context and mission, explain, distinguish and critically examine the roles of policy makers, governing bodies (and members thereof) and various types of leaders/ managers

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03. Explain and assess the role and effectiveness of management practices and processes operating in the health system and argue the case for improvements

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04. Identify and discuss with colleagues a range of ethical issues that may be faced in the course of professional practice

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05. Demonstrate basic skills in resource and people management involved in leadership and teamwork

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06. Demonstrate basic financial management skills by creating a budget for a health service or program

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture per week."

Tutorial
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 2-hour tutorial per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word individual assignment40 04
one 15-mins group presentation20 02, 05
one 2,000-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word individual assignment40 04
one 15-mins group presentation20 02, 05
one 2,000-word individual case study40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06