HML505 Managing Change Projects in Health Services (8)

This subject draws on change theory, project management method and evidence-based practice to prepare students for the conduct of a change project related to their current or future health leadership context and role. Students formulate an argument for change, convene and facilitate a project team, gather and analyse health-related data and implement change. Through this experience, students learn how to model a positive attitude about how health services are continually changing and that modelling this attitude is an important role of health managers and leaders. The subject concludes with the submission of a change business report or a publishable article.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students enrolled in the Master of Health Management and Leadership, Master of Paramedicine (elective) or with CD approval.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify aspects of a health service that require change;
  • be able to formulate an argument for change, drawing on change theory and evidence and, as appropriate, marketing principles;
  • be able to convene and facilitate a project team;
  • be able to evaluate internal and external data sources and methods of analysis for a predetermined health or health service issue requiring change;
  • be able to create and implement a change project related to their current or future health leadership context and role in accordance with organisational and stakeholder requirements;
  • be able to model an attitude that health services will continually change and discuss the impact of this on the role of the health manager and leader; and
  • be able to report the results of a change project via a business report or publishable journal article.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theoretical perspectives on the notion of 'change';
  • Formulating an argument for change and writing a project proposal;
  • Convening and facilitating a project team;
  • Project management methodology;
  • Current issues in health services;
  • Sourcing and analysing quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Change project implementation;
  • Change project evaluation; and
  • Reporting on change projects - business report and publishable journal article.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.