HME705 - Healthcare Financing


2023 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 - Graduate Certificate of Hospital Administration, M543 - Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management, M543J - Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Management, M703 - Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
Previously: Hospital Financing




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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

The unit is delivered as a FutureLearn program made up of five credit bearing courses that are released progressively across the trimester. Students will, on average, spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the learning and assessment activities for the unit. Students will engage in online independent and collaborative learning activities, including five scheduled online seminars. Open to anyone, available 24/7 and accessible by mobile, tablet or desktop, Deakin's courses on FutureLearn fit study around your life. Learn from Deakin’s best educators and connect with others in an enjoyable, social environment.


The financing of hospitals 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 hospital service delivery, an understanding of the bodies responsible for hospital funding and the basis of allocating funds for hospital services. The unit will also examine the different means through which countries finance their hospitals.

While using specific examples from Australia, UK, USA, Singapore, China and India, HME705 will also describe the principles and practice of healthcare financing more broadly to provide students with a general orientation to hospital financing and budgeting mechanisms.

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 hospital services are financed through different mechanisms and why hospital financing is a critical element for viable health service delivery.

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