University of Technology Sydney

96331 Planning for Health and Social Services

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


Planning is the systematic process of setting goals, developing strategies, and detailing the resources and tasks needed to achieve the desired outcomes in healthcare delivery. It involves anticipating future healthcare needs, allocating resources, and coordinating activities to ensure efficient, effective, and equitable health services. In this subject, students explore the principles and methods that guide planning in the health and social care system.

In first half of the subject, students examine the overarching goals of planning, examine different approaches to systems-level health planning, and review the evidence necessary for effective planning.

In the second half of the subject, the focus shifts focus from the systems level to the organisational level. Students explore the relationship between organisational strategy and planning and learn tools for effective planning, including budgets and business cases. The subject concludes with planning strategies for uncertain future scenarios.

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