Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Healthcare Data for Decision-MakingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401365.1

Discipline: HEALTH NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Kingsley Agho


Assumed Knowledge
Competent use of Microsoft Excel, and high school mathematics (arithmetic, formulas and algebra, reading graphs).


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2020 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2020 Sydney City Session 1  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2020 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Most professions in the health sciences need to read and interpret data relating to individual health status, interpret health risks in communities, and engage in the evaluation of interventions, or impact of health policies or programs. Many public health practitioners are actively involved in surveillance, quantitative research and/or evaluation. This unit provides an opportunity to learn about making health service decisions using appropriate data. Students learn how to explore and use data that are assembled to replicate real patient data to both generate and answer questions. The focus may be managerial or clinical, or an integration of these. Students analyse the assembled patient dataset to generate and interpret health statistics, and translate them into health information and knowledge for decision-making. Students completing this subject develop the ability to explore health data and provide recommendations based on the findings.


Courses
4698.3Master of Health ScienceCURRENT
4700.3Graduate Diploma in Health ScienceCURRENT
4701.3Graduate Certificate in Health ScienceCURRENT
4756.3Graduate Certificate in Aged Care ManagementCURRENT
4757.3Graduate Diploma in Aged Care ManagementCURRENT
4777.1Graduate Diploma in Health Service ManagementCURRENT
4778.1Graduate Diploma in Digital HealthCURRENT
4779.1Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and SafetyCURRENT


Specialisations

A4047.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4048.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) 1.5 year pathwayCURRENT
A4050.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4051.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) 1.5 year pathwayCURRENT
A4053.1Master of Health Science (Digital Health) 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4054.1Master of Health Science (Digital Health) 1.5 Year pathwayCURRENT




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