Course Title: Management in Health

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management in Health

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Judith McCann

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 51.7.06

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to manage a small team or project in a health setting.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Associate Degree in Health Sciences:
3. Recognise and apply relevant technologies in health to perform work tasks
4. Communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, oral) and with diverse audiences and cultural groups (community, clients and health professionals)
5. Manage and develop your own work and lead and manage others within a health or community context
6. Apply ethical practices and be committed to the ethical and professional standards in health.

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Explain the principles of managing performance in a small team.
2. Identify the legal, ethical and industrial relations requirements of the workplace.
3. Undertake planning and organising, determining resources, timelines, priorities and identifying risks for a project.
4. Apply appropriate technology such as human resource management systems.
5. Establish and maintain community, government and business partnerships
6. Demonstrate effective communication skills using oral and written media as well as appropriate technology.
7. Manage personal stressors in the work environment.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will learn through the following activities:
• Classroom teaching to obtain an understanding of the basic concepts of management
• Personal reading (eg prescribed texts and online materials) to reinforce and strengthen your understanding of the principles of management.
• Portfolio based on a workplace project (or simulated workplace project) requiring you to demonstrate some of the management principles introduced in this course
• Participation in tutorial activities to strengthen your understanding of management and communication techniques

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be required to access this course on Blackboard (my RMIT) on a regular basis to prepare for lectures and tutorials. All lecture material will be available as handouts on Blackboard. You will be required to access these handouts and download them in readiness for weekly lectures and tutorials.

You may also be referred to other resources available in the Library, such as videos and the subject learning guide at:

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: Quiz (formative assessment only)
Weighting 0%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2 and 6

Assessment Task 2: Tutorial Questions
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 6 and 7

Assessment Task 3: Case Study
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 6

Assessment 4: Exam
Weighting 40%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2 and 6