Health Practice Management

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Practice Management

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course introduces small business and presents a summary of the essentials for small business success. The necessary activities involved in getting a new business started are outlined as a series of stages. The basics of planning and managing the four key resources and areas of activity found in all small enterprises - marketing and sales, finance, operations and human resources - are presented. Finally, management of small business growth and change is explained. Course Restricted: Not available to first year students.

    Course Introduction
    Businesses within the Health sector have undergone rapid growth over the last decade. Consequently, the role and development of business expertise in this area has been profoundly affected. The ability of the modern graduate to 'sell' their service to those in need, is required by many successful organisations. All staff interactions with customers and activities within an organisation affect the profitability of the business positively or negatively. Small businesses rely heavily on the business acumen of the owners, managers and staff for business continuity and growth.

    Course Aims
    The rationale for including this course is a result of the rapid growth of the private health sector. Businesses in this industry are by nature small business and often are owner operator or partnership endeavours. The role and development of business expertise may profoundly impact on the financial success possible. The objective of the course is to make the participants better employees, managers, or entrepreneurs by providing them with a broad range of business knowledge and skills.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic business principles.
    2 Analyse and evaluate information related to the development of a business idea relevant to health science.
    3 Design a written business plan for a business idea relevant to you specific area of health science.

    Assessment Summary
    Online Activities-Weighted 25%/100
    Quiz 1-Weighted 10%/10
    Quiz 2-Weighted 10%/10
    Quiz 3-Weighted 10%/10
    Written Business Plan-Weighted 45%/120

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.