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TM5513 - Public Health Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject introduces management theory and skills as they pertain to public health. Topics include: people management, strategic and operational leadership, managing in teams, change management, project management, risk analysis and management, quality improvement, management in various settings - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and developing countries. Team work and conflict management will be improved through experiential learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise the basic principles of management theory;
  • apply management techniques in health care settings;
  • critique and appraise effective team membership;
  • appraise the important attributes of leadership;
  • apply project management techniques to a public health problem.


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Non-standard start/end 24-Jun-2019 to 22-Nov-2019
Face to face teaching 24-Jun-2019 to 05-Jul-2019 (Please note early start date)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (40%); group assignment (35%).

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.