HLT511 Clinical Judgement and Decision Making (8)

This subject will explore the issue of judgement and decision making within the context of professional practice. The subject will discuss different approaches to judgement and decision making from an analytical perspective. Students will be exposed to tools that they can use in their professional practice to make and evaluate their judgement and decision making.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT511. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in post graduate or honours courses in a health related field.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to differentiate between judgements and decisions;
  • use analytical methods to evaluate their judgements and decision making;
  • use analytical methods to improve the decision making process; and
  • understand external issues which affect the decision making process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Decision making and judgement
    • Differences between decision making and judgement
  • The cognitive continuum
    • Hamms cognitive continuum
    • Intuitive v analytical decision making
  • Expert policy capturing
    • Lens model
    • Policy capturing equations
  • Decision algorithms
    • Decision algorithm development
    • Using algorithms
    • Political considerations
  • Judging Judgement
    • Gold standards
    • Test results
  • ROC Analysis
    • Producing ROC
    • Evaluating ROC
  • Bayes Theory
    • Sensitivity
    • Specificity
    • Predicted values
    • Odds form of Bayes Theory
  • Computer aided decision making
    • Data based
    • Expert systems
    • Neural networks
  • Decision analysis


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.