Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine


Professor Just Stoelwinder, Professor Flavia Cicuttini


Alfred Hospital

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Full year 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)


The unit is designed to consolidate the theoretical and practical skills acquired in the Master of Health Services Management or the Masters of Public Health by exploring in detail a complex problem within their workplace or within a health care setting. Alternatively, subject to the approval of the course coordinator, students may seek a limited placement in a health service to explore a particular issue for their case-study. This may include an overseas placement. The case-study is not intended to be original research. In some instances, this case study might be suitable for submission as the case-study for the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) Fellowship.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify an issue or a problem of health service management importance;
  2. critically review and evaluate the literature related to an important health service management issue in their workplace;
  3. integrate theory, knowledge and practice in their examination and appraisal of an important health service management issue in their workplace;
  4. demonstrate an ability to reflect on issues and alternative management actions;
  5. describe and justify appropriate health services management action;
  6. demonstrate skills in writing up an assessment of an important health service management issue in a professional report.


Written report (100%)

Chief examiner(s)

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