MGMT5533 Change and Transformation in Healthcare Organisations

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit examines change and transformation within the health, disability and aged care sectors.

Australia's healthcare comprises a multidimensional and often complex changing system of providers and stakeholders. This unit will examine strategies for leading change in clinical settings and in public, private and not-for-profit healthcare organisations. This unit will use a combination of evidenced based theory and practical application to examine change and transformation within these settings.

Topics covered include tools for change; transition and transformation
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) examine organisational environments to identify and interact with the drivers for innovative and transformative change; (2) critically review at least two current conceptual models to describe a change occurring in an organisation; (3) describe how to implement strategic changes successfully,; (4) apply leadership capabilities to the processes of change and transformation within both clinical and organisational contexts; and (5) explain why change management programs often fail.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) individual assessment; and (3) group assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dee Roche
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership and Management;
or
approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
Lectures/seminars: up to 3 hours per week
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