HHSM20001 - Australian Health Care Structures
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Health care managers operate within a complex healthcare environment that is ever changing and responsive to International and national influences. In this unit you will obtain an understanding of how the Australian health care model fits within an International context and how different types of health care settings have evolved. You will also explore the correlation between health care structures, and reform agendas and policy. Within this unit you will have the opportunity to analyse the structures and policies of a specific health organisation and interpret these through the development of communication tools.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 60%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the influence of international health care models on the evolution of the Australian health care system
  2. Determine the inter-relationship between health care structures and health care policy
  3. Contrast the difference in governance between Government, non-Government, private and the charitable health care sectors
  4. Examine the relationship between health care reform, health care issues and health management practice.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills        
4. Research
5. Self-management      
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility    
7. Leadership    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio  
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJennifer Mulvogue (j.mulvogue@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Exploring International Health Models.

Week 2 13-03-2017

The Development of Australia’s Heath care System.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Analysing international influences on Australia’s health care policy.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Exploring how policy determines Australia’s healthcare system.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Exploring types of health care in Australia.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Week 6 17-04-2017

Analysing funding in the health care system and responsibilities across the sector.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Critically analysing health care reform and changes to health care systems.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Researching governance structures.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Exploring governance and diversity.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Analysing risk management in governance.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Exploring the inter relationship between reform, health care issues and health management practice.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Assessing Australian health structures and the consumer voice.

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

What is expected from the Portfolio?

- Complete all tasks

- A total of 900 - 1000 words to be written each week (in total) for portfolio tasks.

- Portfolio tasks are described on the Moodle site. A marking guide is used to assess your knowledge and application of portfolio tasks.

- Portfolio tasks are due at the end of the following week. This is the case for all weeks, except for Week 1 and Week 2, which are due at the end of Week 3.

Assessment Due Date - Portfolio tasks are due at the end of the following week. This is the case for all weeks, except for Week 1 and Week 2, which are due at the end of Week 3.
Return Date to Students Marked portfolio tasks will be returned the week following submission.
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria
High Distinction 85-100% Distinction 75-84% Credit 65-74% Pass 50-64% Fail Below 50%
Structure 20%
Presentation 15%
Very well presented. No spelling or grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in clear and cohesive style. Very well presented. Minimal spelling and grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in clear and easy to read style. Well presented. Some spelling and grammatical errors. Written in an easy to read style. There may be one or more areas where there was evidence of lack of attention to presentation. Many errors in presentation.
Referencing 5%
Consistently integrates appropriate references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Generally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations with one or two exceptions. Partly integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions. Occasionally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions. Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations.
Accurate referencing. No errors. Accurate referencing. One error. Accurate referencing. Two errors. Accurate referencing. Three errors. More than three errors.
Analysis 80%
The response is clearly described. The information is well thought through and the information is easy to read and coherent. The response is clearly described. The information is well thought through, easy to read and coherent. The response is somewhat well described. The information is easy to read and coherent. The response is not well described. There is relevant content missing. The response is not described or the answer is not appropriate.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

The assessment tasks are to be submitted online through Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate the influence of international health care models on the evolution of the Australian health care system

2. Determine the inter-relationship between health care structures and health care policy

3. Contrast the difference in governance between Government, non-Government, private and the charitable health care sectors

4. Examine the relationship between health care reform, health care issues and health management practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

Written assignment. 80% of this assessment mark.

Explore where your organisation is positioned within the health system. Describe the history of the organisation in terms of;

- health sector policy

- how it is funded

- the legal identify of the organisation and how this influences the organisation

- the governance structure and how the structure affects the organisation.

Critically analyse key challenges for your organisation and the sector, the impact of health reform on your organisation, international influences impacting sector directions and political decision making influencing your organisation. Explore the literature to assist your analysis.

Presentation. 20% of this assessment mark.

You are required to present a five minute video of yourself describing sector reforms related to your workplace. In this presentation, describe the history of the reforms and what it means to your sector. Describe future considerations, identified risks and concerns (if there are any) surrounding the reform and the impact of reform to your customers.

Assessment Due Date The assessment and the presentation are due to be submitted on the first day of Week 11
Return Date to Students Marked assessments and presentations will be returned the week following submission.
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Presentation


High Distinction 85-100% Distinction 75-84% Credit 65-74% Pass 50-64% Fail Below 50%
Structure 20%
Introduction
Highly appropriate and relevant to content. Provides very clear sense of what follows. Appropriate and relevant to content. Provides clear sense of what follows. Largely appropriate and relevant to content. Provides sense of what follows. Somewhat appropriate and relevant to content. Provides some sense of what follows. Not evident and/or not appropriate.
Conclusion
Provides strong sense of closure and highly appropriate. Provides sound sense of closure and appropriate. Provides a sense of closure and largely appropriate. Somewhat provides a sense of closure and somewhat appropriate. No recognizable conclusion or conclusion is inappropriate.
Presentation 20%
Very well presented. Very engaging and informative. Very cohesive delivery. Easy to understand language. Well presented. Engaging and informative. Cohesive delivery. Easy to understand language. Well presented. Engaging and informative. Some less than cohesive moments in delivery. Easy to understand language. Somewhat well presented. Some less than cohesive moments in delivery. Not easy to understand language. Not well presented. Not cohesive in delivery. Language difficult to understand.
Content 60%
The content is very clear and coherent. The information is relevant and logical. The content is clear and coherent. The information is relevant and logical. The content is somewhat coherent and the information somewhat relevant and logical. The content is not clear at times and the information not relevant at times. The content is absent or not appropriate.

Written Assignment

High Distinction 85-100% Distinction 75-84% Credit 65-74% Pass 50-64% Fail Below 50%
Structure 20%
Introduction 5%
Highly appropriate and relevant to content. Provides very clear sense of what follows. Appropriate and relevant to content. Provides clear sense of what follows. Largely appropriate and relevant to content. Provides sense of what follows. Somewhat appropriate and relevant to content. Provides some sense of what follows. Not evident and/or not appropriate.
Conclusion 5%
Provides strong sense of closure and highly appropriate. Provides sound sense of closure and appropriate. Provides a sense of closure and largely appropriate. Somewhat provides a sense of closure and somewhat appropriate. No recognizable conclusion or conclusion is inappropriate.
Presentation 5%
Very well presented. No spelling or grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in clear and cohesive style. Very well presented. Minimal spelling and grammatical errors. Well proof read. Written in clear and easy to read style. Well presented. Some spelling and grammatical errors. Written in an easy to read style. There may be one or more areas where there was evidence of lack of attention to presentation. Many errors in presentation.
Referencing 5%
Consistently integrates appropriate references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations. Generally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations with one or two exceptions. Partly integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 3 or 4 exceptions. Occasionally integrates appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations, with 5 or 6 exceptions. Fails to or infrequent attempts (>7 errors) to integrate appropriate references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations.
Accurate referencing. No errors. Accurate referencing. One error. Accurate referencing. Two errors. Accurate referencing. Three errors. More than three errors.
Analysis 80%
The assessment information is described very clearly. The content is relevant and logical. The information is described clearly. The content is relevant and logical. The information is described somewhat clearly. There is some confusion with content relevance and logic. The information is not explained at times. The information is not clear or is absent.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

The assessment tasks are to be submitted online through Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate the influence of international health care models on the evolution of the Australian health care system

2. Determine the inter-relationship between health care structures and health care policy

4. Examine the relationship between health care reform, health care issues and health management practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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