School Of Health Sciences

Health Services FinancingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401362.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

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

Equivalent Units
400845 Health Financial Management

401363 Health Systems and Policy

For students enrolled in 4777 Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management, and in 4698 Master of Health Science 2-year and 1.5-year pathways.

Note: Students in the 1-year pathway will need to complete a rule waiver form to enrol in this unit.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a Postgraduate Course

About this Unit
This unit provides health leaders with an introduction to financial management in both public and private sector health services. The learning from this unit forms a basis for understanding the impact of leadership decision-making on financial outcomes and how financial decision-making impacts on clinical service delivery. The development of different approaches to funding to address issues of effectiveness, efficiency and acceptability (including equity) are examined. Pressures for reform are linked to developments at various levels of management and organisation type to enable analysis of potential impacts on clinical delivery. Students will critically analyse the relationship between performance and principles of governance, focusing on developing an improvement in the quality of service delivery. Reflective practice will be used to facilitate the application of resource management and clinical governance to a self-identified workplace issue warranting a clinical governance business case.

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