HHSM20004 - Organisational Culture in Health Care Settings

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The organisational culture of a health setting not only impacts on the people who are employed in this setting, but also on the health outcomes in the broader community. This unit will explore the many facets that contribute to a positive organisational culture including health management, leadership and systems thinking. You will research organisational culture and apply theories to current health care settings. You will have the opportunity to examine an organisational culture, assess hidden meanings and the dynamics of its culture and then create and evaluate strategies to make this culture more attractive for those who work in it.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Optional Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 60%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student emails
Feedback
Students stated that the unit was interesting and they were able to relate it well to their workplace
Recommendation
Continue to link the unit to workplace to enhance learning
Action Taken
The unit was reviewed and the information updated to ensure the information was up to date and relevant to the student's workplace.
Source: Phone call
Feedback
One student discussed the worth in exploring organisational culture within the health service he worked for and the opportunity to understand the origin of the cultural issues he experienced
Recommendation
Continue to engage with students and encourage their reflection on workplace to create deep understanding of organisational culture
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate key determinants and indicators of positive and negative organisational cultures in health care settings
  2. Analyse leadership styles and systems thinking and their impact on organisational culture
  3. Appraise a health setting in terms of its organisational culture
  4. Develop strategies to improve organisational culture in a health care setting.
  5. Research and apply theories of organisational culture to a current health care setting.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment