HME712 - Healthcare Operations


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars will be conducted during the trimester. This unit will involve 150 hours in total including self-directed learning and directed teaching (contact hours about 5 hours per week). All work will be presented online. Students are expected to engage with weekly online discussions.


This unit explores healthcare operations and presents strategies, concepts and methods that can improve the delivery of healthcare by increasing efficiency and effectiveness. By providing a toolkit for better understanding and managing queueing, scheduling, capacity planning and process design, this unit equips graduates to seek out, analyse and solve the myriad causes of delays. By using real world examples that situate healthcare within a broader health sector and budget context, the unit equips students with the capacity to apply theory, methods and tools to healthcare in Australia and internationally.

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