HSM514 Change Project (Health Services) (16)

Students will be supported to apply a project management methodology to address an evidence based need for change in their workplaces. Students will undertake a contextual analysis to justify the proposed change drawing on relevant local data, academic literature and policy documents. Students will develop a project proposal, a project plan, a business case, ongoing progress reviews and a final class presentation.

Learning in the subject will be underpinned by a reflective journal and relevant theory on project management in health services, and on the management and leadership of change. Students will also participate in online class deliberation and critique of project and change management challenges in health services.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HSM514. 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



Two sessions


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Health Services Management or with Courses Director approval.

Assumed Knowledge

HSM514 is one of three subjects undertaken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Leading Change (Health Services) or as a coursework elective stream designed to be taken as a capstone experience in the Master of Health Services Management. If a component of the Masters program then it is assumed that students will have completed all eight core subjects prior to enrolling in this subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to identify aspects of their workplace that are in need of change;
  • Be able to justify the construction of a change management project to address identified needs;
  • Be able to apply an evidence based approach to self-directed inquiry in relation to project development;
  • Be able to implement a change project within their workplace in accordance with organisational and stakeholder requirements;
  • Be able to critically evaluate project dimensions in relation to change management; and
  • Be able to evaluate own learning in relation to the management of change


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding the context of management in health services
  • Evidence based management
  • Reflection in management practice
  • Management of change
  • Project management in health services

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.