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TM5513 - Public Health Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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

  • understand the basic principles of management theory;
  • use management techniques in health care settings;
  • work more effectively as a member of a team;
  • understand the important attributes of leadership.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.


Townsville, Study Period 6, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 04-Jun-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Richard Franklin, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours lectures
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (30%); case studies (15%); assignments (40%).

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