LAW AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH

PHE3LMH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn about ethics, law and management in the Australian context, and how they will influence, or be the focus of, their practice as health professionals. 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, public health, allied health, paramedicine, nursing, dentistry, occupational health and environmental health. Using contemporary resource materials, case studies and online peer to peer discussions, students will develop an understanding of fundamental concepts in the fields of ethics, law and management; gain experience in researching and discussing ethical, legal and managerial aspects of their practice as health professionals; and acquire basic skills in fundamental areas of management and in applying ethical principles.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline de Moel

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Public Health Practice in Australia: The organised effort

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLin V., Smith J and Fawkes S

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCROWS NEST: ALLEN & UNWIN AUSTRALIA

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Management in the Australian health care industry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorClinton, M

Year2004

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST

ISBNN/A

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The frontline leader. Developing effective leadership skills

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThe Frontline Leader

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTILDE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PRAHRAN

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Ethics and law for the health professions

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKerridge, I., Lowe, M. and Stewart, C

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th edn

PublisherTHE FEDERATION PRESS, SYDNEY

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Leading and Managing Health Services an Australian perspective.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorG. E. Day & S. G. Leggat

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPort Melbourne: Cambridge University Press

ISBNN/A

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Managing Health Services:Concepts and Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMary G Harris and Associates

Year2002

Edition/Volume2nd edn

PublisherSHAPE AND AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVES

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically discuss how law is made in Australia, and how major laws and regulations guide health care and public health practice
02. Critically examine the roles of a variety of policy makers, governing bodies, organisations, organisational leaders, managers and teams in the health sector
03. Explain and assess the nature, role and effectiveness of management practices and processes operating in the health system, such as quality and change management, and argue the case for improvements
04. Identify, apply and discuss ethical principles and theories and form views on ethical issues in professional practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline de Moel

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Eleven 3.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Weekly activities include: readings and video content; answering questions related to set readings, newspaper articles or video material; generating content from set readings; discussing content with peers in online fora; posting and discussing opinions on issues; and online quizzes.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Design a change management strategy for an organisation (equivalent to 1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3

Present a case study of an ethics issue in a 5-10 minute video (equivalent to 1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4

Prepare a brief response to a choice of 3 of 4 legal issues (500-words each, total 1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1