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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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.


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.