HME705 - Healthcare Financing


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H578, M543, M543J, M703, M743
Previously: Hospital Financing




Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

This unit is delivered online and made up of five credit bearing courses that are released progressively across the trimester. Students will engage in online independent and collaborative learning activities, including five scheduled online seminars. 


The financing of healthcare is a critical element in delivery of health services, reducing barriers for access to healthcare and attaining improvement in health outcomes. By undertaking this unit, you will develop knowledge and skills in raising funds for health service delivery by developing business cases, an understanding of the bodies responsible for healthcare funding and the basis for allocating funds for health services both at the acute and primary care levels.

This unit examines the important activity for healthcare managers of budget analysis, problem solving, and subsequent budget development for health services based on a scenario.

HME705 adopts an interactive approach through strategically placed seminars and discussion forums, case studies and authentic assessments to ensure practicality and industry relevance of the unit content and outcomes. Upon completion of the unit, students will understand how health services are financed through different mechanisms and their impact on efficiency, effectiveness and access. Understanding the role of healthcare financing and effectively monitoring expenditure are critical skills for healthcare managers to ensure a sustainable health service organisation.

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