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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5193

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
166761

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

To provide students with an advanced understanding of the funding of health and aged care; the role of planning and budgeting; how to identify cost efficiencies; and how to contribute in financial decision-making.

Course content

  • Understanding the importance of health in relation to the economy
  • Approaches to funding and the linkages to decision-making in health and aged care
  • The role of accounting and economics in a health service context
  • Planning, control and budgeting
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis
  • Capital investment decisions
  • The purpose and function of financial statements, including the elements, format, presentation and limitations of the:
    o Balance sheet
    o Income Statement
    o Statement of cash flows
  • Analysis of performance and financial position
  • Cost management and control
  • The role of spreadsheets in analysis and communication for decision-making.

Textbook(s)

Young D 2014, Management Accounting in Health Care Organizations, 3rd ed, John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 1000 words 20% -
Assignment 1000 words 40% -
Report 2500 words 40% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Assignment 1000 words 20% -
Assignment 1000 words 40% -
Report 2500 words 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery

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