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HSC2052

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nikos Thomacos

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an overview of the multiple layers that make up community-focused and/or based health and social care services. The systems, polices and resources inherent in community-focused and/or based health and social care services are reviewed; and, differing perspectives that can used to understand the challenges and opportunities facing such services are explored. The self-management and project management skills needed to maintain effective community based/focussed teams, partnerships and organisations are also explored. Finally, students will gain an appreciation of health care management, which they will be able to explore further through electives in third year.

Objectives

By the completion of this unit, it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the multiple layers of community-focused and/or based health and social care services, as well as their roles and functions; from direct and preventative health services to social and welfare-related services.

  1. Discuss the systems necessary for effective integrated community-focussed and/or based health services, and the current and future challenges and opportunities inherent in such systems.

  1. Critically examine the various resource challenges for community-focussed and based services, and their relationship to current local, national and international policy.

  1. Describe and apply the principles of self-management and project management necessary for effective teams, partnerships and collaborations within community-focussed and/or based health services.

  1. Engage with the range of professional disciplines involved in the systems that support the effective integrated community-focussed and/or based health services.

Assessment

Exam (short answer) - 40%
Essay (3,000 words) - 40%
Presentation - 20%
Personal development plan - Hurdle
80% attendance - Hurdle

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nikos Thomacos

Prerequisites

HSC1052