HEALTH SERVICE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

PHE5HSR

2020

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 casemix funding.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHanan Khalil

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAccounting: Business Reporting for Decision MakingRecommendedBirt, J., Chalmers, K., Beal, D., Brooks, S., Byrne, S., Oliver, J.JOHN WILEY & SONS, 2017 (6th ED).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and interpret and apply principles and conventions of basic principles and conventions of accounting, such as relevance, reliability, materiality and timeliness

Activities:
Working with financial statements assignment and online quiz

02. Analyse and interpret the performance of a health service organisation using pre-existing data and predict outcomes within the five major accounting categories of assets, liabilities, owners equity, revenues and expenses

Activities:
Working with financial statements assignment, quiz and a blog posting

03. Analyse and interpret between the information provided through a balance sheet, a profit and loss (or income) statement and a statement of cash flows and formulate these financial statements to provide commentary on a health service organisation's performance.

Activities:
Working with financial statements and quiz

04. Synthesize data to discriminate between cash and accrual accounting and develop evidence based recommendations for managers in the health sector.

Activities:
Online Quiz and a blog posting

05. Analyse and synthesize relevant data to justify a capital budgeting decision using evidence based arguments.

Activities:
Budgeting, costing and casemix assignment

06. Using evidence-based skills, analyze, evaluate and critique the implications of the applications of different methods of financing health service organisations, such as activity based funding.

Activities:
Budgeting, costing and casemix assignment and a blog posting

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City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHanan Khalil

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 32 - 42
Two 3.5 hours lecture/seminar per study period 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 Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"A flexible online learning package equivalent to three hours contact per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two blog postings in peer group (500 words each with a total of 1000 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.20 02, 06
Multiple choice quiz (equivalent 1000 words)Students will be tested on a range of knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements.30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word written assignmentStudents will explain, defend and analyse approaches to various financial statements, budgeting, costing and casemix.50 01, 04, 05, 06

City Campus, 2020, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHanan Khalil

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 27
Four 3.5 hours 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 Class Week: 27 - 28
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two blog postings in peer group (500 words each with a total of 1000 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.20 02, 06
Multiple choice quiz (equivalent 1000 words)Students will be tested on a range of knowledge of accounting principles and financial statements.30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,500-word written assignmentStudents will explain, defend and analyse approaches to various financial statements, budgeting, costing and casemix.50 01, 04, 05, 06