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SMBA6122: Business of Health

Healthcare is now one of the largest employers and sectors in the Australian economy. Approximately two thirds of its funding comes from government, while two thirds of services are provided by the private sector. This unit explores this complex mix, building an understanding of the inter-relationships among the players in the industry, public and private. The unit considers the financial and regulatory environment in which providers operate and identifies the main business models used by different players in the industry, including service providers, private insurers, employers, and government regulators. The unit draws on expert lecturers, international comparisons and case studies to give an understanding of the incentives and constraints that shape strategies to create value in health care. By the end of the unit students have an understanding of the 'eco-system' of health care; are able to navigate the regulatory and technological aspects of business in the health sector; are able to identify and evaluate public and private business strategies and business plans in the main health care sectors.

Code SMBA6122
Academic unit Management Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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SMBA6001
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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HPOL5006

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the key players in the ‘eco-system’ of health care and the roles they play
  • LO2. Articulate the regulatory and technological aspects of business in the health care sector
  • LO3. Identify and evaluate public and private business strategies in the main health care sectors

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.