HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services (8)

Students are introduced to the processes of funding health and aged care without a presumed knowledge of accounting or finance. The development of different approaches to funding to address issues of equity, efficiency and effectiveness are examined. A consideration of likely developments, at different levels and types of organisation, is linked to pressures for reform in performance. Students will develop an ability to link analysis of performance with the principles of clinical governance to focus on an improvement in the quality of service delivery.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

Available only to postgraduate students in health and aged services related courses

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe different approaches to the funding of health or aged care services used by governments;
  • be able to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different funding models used by governments, including historical, per capita and output models;
  • be able to discuss recent reforms in funding of health or aged services, including government funding, non-government funding and user pay components;
  • be able to understand accounting concepts and financial management issues, such as accounting for overheads, capital assets, short and long term liabilities and depreciation;
  • be able to describe the strategic importance of information as a resource for health service managers;
  • be able to assess the implications of the concept of clinical governance and the processes required to develop and implement it within your own organisational context;
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to integrate their understanding of resource management principles through the development of a business case requiring resource investment.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module One: Financing Health and Aged Care Services
  • Topic 1.1 Sources of Funding Health and Aged Care: System level perspective
  • Topic 1.2 Reforms in funding and the management of expenditures
  • Topic 1.3 Funding of organisations and services
  • Module Two: Resource Management
  • Topic 2.1 Accounting Frameworks - Organisation Level
  • Topic 2.2 Budget Development and Management - Service Level
  • Topic 2.3 Managing Resources - Assets, Workforce, Information and Technology
  • Module Three: Clinical Governance
  • Topic 3.1 Clinical Governance - Definitions and Issues
  • Topic 3.2 Clinical Governance - Implementation
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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