HHSM20002 - Managing Access and Equity in Health Care Settings
Term 2 - 2017


All details in this unit profile for HHSM20002 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnership between the University and you (our student). The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will be clearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.

Overview

Health managers are challenged to ensure access and equity across all sectors of health care services. This unit introduces you to the ethics and law underpinning these important health care concerns. Policies and strategies are examined for groups who may experience difficulties with access and equity in health care. You will have the opportunity to identify strategies in an organisational setting that may improve health outcomes for a specific group. The impact of access on workforce planning will also be examined together with issues relating to equity and human resource management.

Details

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

Residential Schools

This unit has a Optional Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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 2 - 2017

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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. 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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Examine the ethical principles underpinning access and equity with a focus on how these are reflected in Australian law and policy
  2. Analyse social determinants that may impact on access and equity in health care
  3. Explore barriers and enablers related to access and equity in health care for specific population groups
  4. Evaluate current policy, strategies, innovations and interventions to address access and equity issues in health care
  5. Analyse the impact of access in work-force planning, equity in human resource management and strategies to address the issues identified.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Written Assessment    

This section of the e-unit profile is not complete - please check back in a day or two for this information

IT Resources

This section of the e-unit profile is not complete - please check back in a day or two for this information
Unit CoordinatorUnassigned ()
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
This section of the e-unit profile is not complete - please check back in a day or two for this information
This section of the e-unit profile is not complete - please check back in a day or two for this information

© 2017 CQUniversity
Page generated by apps-prod-01.cqu.edu.au at Sat Jul 22 12:43:13 AEST 2017