Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will work collaboratively to develop knowledge and skills in using project management methodology to plan, implement and evaluate health, social and environmental change programs to prevent illness and promote health. In groups, you will develop an appreciation of theoretical frameworks, processes and practices for the development and delivery of quality improvement programs. The subject will focus on project management skills and design to conceptualise, scope and plan a program that addresses a community/population health based issue relevant to podiatry. This subject culminates in a series of group student presentations that highlight completed projects.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicoletta Frescos

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed subject POD5PPE and must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZLLPP, HZHPOD, HMPOD


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


Project management in Health and Community Services. Getting good ideas to work

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDwyer, J. Liang, Z. Thiessen, V & Martini, A.


Edition/Volume3rd EDITION



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Project Management: principles, processes and Practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorHartley, S


Edition/Volume2nd Edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Managing health programs and projects

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLongest, B.B


Edition/Volume1st Edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically reflect on different models of continuous quality improvement and how they are applied to podiatry practice in the health care system.
02. Work collaboratively to apply the principles of project management in the design of quality improvement projects.
03. Implement and evaluate projects in teams, within an allocated time frame as determined by project plans.
04. Work collaboratively, to critically reflect on the outcomes of projects in terms of effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future.
05. Communicate project processes and outcomes as a team, to a range of stakeholders.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicoletta Frescos

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Review resources supporting your project implementation process (i.e. view audio-visual recordings [lectures] and other material)"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 43
One 1.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Project implementation (data collection and analysis)"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 39
Three 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lectures, review of student projects, feedback and Q&A"


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One x 30 minute quiz (500 words equiv) and one x 60 minute quiz (1000 words equiv) 1st quiz = 5% 2nd quiz = 10%N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1
2000 word discussion paper Discussion on one objective of the project goal using SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time bound) and how the objective will be evaluatedN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3
Group program plan and GANTT chart (1500 words equivalent per student) Students work in groups of fiveN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3
One 2500-word project reportN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 15 minute group presentation (300 words equiv per student) and preparationN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO5