HMI405 - Practice Management


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Semester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H309 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging

All of HMI401 and HMI402



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

A minimum of 240 hours over the semester undertaking teaching, learning and assessment activities


The unit content is arranged in four sections engaging principles of resource and commercial management supported by theory and best practice approaches to the management and organisation of medical imaging departments.

Initially the unit will establish the role of health care delivery and commercial management practices within service based and project delivery organisations, providing students with a framework to develop a critical understanding of the factors that influence commercial management practice. It will also identify generic aspects of practice and provide a theoretical foundation to these activities, by reference to existing and emergent theories and concepts, as well as to relevant management best practice approaches.

Part 1) Introduction – commercial management explores the nature of commercial practice within service and project-oriented organisations at the consumer and commercial interface by outlining the principle activities undertaken by the commercial function, identifies the skills and abilities that support these activities. It also sets out to identify areas of commonality of practice with associated health oriented organisations and identifies sources of potential conflict and misunderstanding.

Part 2) Elements of commercial theory and practice covers commercial leadership; exploring strategy; risk and uncertainty management; financial decision-making; and key legal issues.

Part 3) Approaches to commercial practice addresses best practice management, and commercial and contracting strategies and tactics.

Part 4) Case study analysis offers extended case studies and simulated design and operating principles of medical imaging installations including design principles, work flow, resource management and operating systems.

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