School Of Health Sciences

Health Systems Planning and EvaluationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401364.1


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
400967 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems


For students enrolled in 4700 Graduate Diploma in Health Science and 4777 Health Services Management, and in 4698 Master of Health Science 2-year and 1.5-year pathways:

401363 Health System and Policy

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 addresses health services planning and evaluation, as well as health economics. This unit aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and apply the major concepts involved in health services planning and evaluation. Workforce planning and service capability frameworks are addressed as well as planning capital infrastructure for health services. How to evaluate and implement a health services plan is also described. The second module introduces the student to several economic concepts relevant to healthcare management and demonstrates how they are applied to actual situations in the healthcare industry.

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