HEALTH SERVICE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

PHE5HSR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to financial management in health services, in particular, systems of finance and budgeting. Topics covered include accounting principles, the analysis and interpretation of financial data and quantitative performance data for management control, and basic techniques of quantitative decision making and operations research for dealing with health service resource utilisation decisions. Students are also introduced to costing and case mix funding.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHanan Khalil

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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 conditionsoffered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBirt, J., Chalmers, K., Beal, D., Brooks, S., Byrne, S., Oliver, J.

Year2017

Edition/Volume6th ED

PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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. Evaluate principles and conventions of basic principles and conventions of accounting, such as relevance, reliability, materiality and timeliness
02. Critique the performance of a health service organisation using the five major accounting categories of assets, liabilities, owner's equity, revenues and expenses
03. Distinguish between the information provided through a balance sheet, a profit and loss (or income statement and a statement of cash flows and analyse these financial statements to provide commentary on a health service organisation's performance.
04. Explain the difference between cash and accrual accounting and argue the implications for managers in the health sector.
05. Prepare and defend budgets for their organisations or departments and apply the basic principles of management accounting.
06. Analyse relevant data to support a capital budgeting decision.
07. Critique the implications of the different methods of financing health service organisations, such as activity based funding.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHanan Khalil

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 32 - 42
Two 3.50 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
These two (week 32 and week 42) face-to-face workshops are optional.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
A flexible online learning package equivalent to three hours contact per week.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three blog postings in peer group (Equivalent 1,000 words)Students are required to comment on a relevant financial issue in healthcare and provide comment on at least two of their group members' postings.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4

one 2,000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

one 2,000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

City Campus, 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHanan Khalil

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 27
Four 3.50 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via blended.
2 three hour lecture workshops on Monday

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 27 - 28
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Three blog postings in peer group (Equivalent 1,000 words)Students are required to comment on a relevant financial issue in healthcare and provide comment on at least two of their group members' postings.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4

one 2,000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

one 2,000-word written assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7