MGMT5531 Strategic Management and Innovation in Health

6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides a framework for understanding the challenges and barriers that are facing healthcare organisations.

The unit provides an overview of how healthcare institutions are organised and managed including primary care centres, acute care hospitals and post-acute care facilities, public payers and insurers, medical devices firms, and biotech and pharmaceutical firms. Emerging trends in healthcare including digitisations, delivery system, telemedicine, smart-phone app-based diagnosis and monitoring and globalisation of healthcare delivery are changing the competitive landscape.

The strategic management of healthcare organisation unit is an advanced subject within the MBA program, offered to students who wish to pursue their career in the healthcare industry or to enhance the strategic skills for students who are already involved in the healthcare industry. The learnings in this unit are focused primarily on healthcare organisations, and we believe these learnings are also applicable to not-for-profit organisations and will help students who would like to build their career in the non-profit organisational setting.
Students are able to (1) critically evaluate various issues of healthcare organisational management and develop appropriate strategies; (2) demonstrate competencies to work effectively in teams; (3) use research skills to investigate the current and potential future issues confronting healthcare organisations; (4) demonstrate effective communication skills to influence and relate to multiple stakeholders across a range of business contexts; (5) critically review the healthcare system including the importance of stakeholders, policies and competitive threats; and (6) demonstrate the use of strategic management concepts applied to healthcare organisations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) assignment
; and (3) group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Sathya Ganganahalli
Unit rules
Enrolment in the Master of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management
MGMT5615 Selected Topics in Management (for 2019)
Contact hours
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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