University of Technology Sydney

96331 Planning and Evaluating Health Services

6cp; Online
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services


This subject aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand and apply the major concepts involved in health and social care services planning and evaluation. Topics covered include the relationship between evaluation and planning; the importance of assessing need, and understanding data and data sources; and the perils of health care forecasting, whole of nation and beyond hospital walls planning, and the challenges ahead for futuristic planning. Workforce planning and service capability frameworks are addressed as well as planning capital infrastructure for health services. How to evaluate and implement a health services plan is also described. In order to highlight the complexities of health services planning and provide an opportunity for students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of selected health services approaches, a range of case studies are utilised covering an existing health service, a new purpose-built facility, primary and community health service, disease type, age type, and service model type. An emphasis is placed on the importance of stakeholder consultation and engagement within the health services planning environment.

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