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NS5341 - Business and Finance for the Health Manager

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides the student with tools and skills needed to assume effective business and financial management functions. Health care is a business, and health managers must be able to manage their units in a fiscally appropriate way. This subject will explore topics such as building, understanding and monitoring budgets; accounting tools; capital investment management; and reporting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify challenges for financial managers in a healthcare context;
  • Apply the principles of financial information and control to healthcare administration;
  • Recognise and interpret the types of budgets used in healthcare settings;
  • Identify and apply key accounting principles, terms and language;
  • Interpret the information contained in basic financial statements to formulate conclusions about financial performance, financial position, liquidity, and risk of firms in the healthcare sector.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
  • Analysis - (30%)
  • Business plan - (50%).

Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 81
Census Date 23-Jan-2020
Coordinator: Dr Helena Harrison
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 10-Sep-2020
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.