We strive to ensure that the Program meets the learning needs of our students in accordance with the educational goals and philosophy outlined above. The methods we use operate at three levels, as follows.
1. Quality of topics
The topics we teach are the building blocks of the program, and they are designed to enable students to enhance their capabilities in areas defined by our Statement of Graduate Attributes
Each delivery of a topic is evaluated by participating students, using a comprehensive evaluation framework and supplemented with a discussion at the final teaching session for that topic. This evaluation is designed to provide information to Health Care Management on a broad range of matters that are critical for future planning. The results are collated for each topic, and reviewed by the topic coordinator, the course coordinator and the Head of Health Care Management. They are also presented at the end of each year to the Curriculum Committee.
The Curriculum Committee is made up of all lecturers in the Program and a student representative. Meetings are informal and allow for teachers to share their successes and their concerns about each topic, as well as to consider the needs of the full range of students. The Committee is also responsible for ensuring that the graduate attributes are adequately addressed in the topics.
2. Quality of courses
The overall quality of our courses, the extent to which they meet the learning needs of our students and the requirements of industry employers, is assessed periodically as part of accreditation surveys, and by our Industry Advisory Board at its annual meeting.
In accordance with Flinders University policy, the Program also undergoes an expert external review every five years.
3. University and College oversight
These internal departmental quality assessment strategies are nested into a quality framework created and maintained by the College of Business, Government and Law and the University. Curriculum changes over time, as well as student results, are reviewed by the College and central levels through a comprehensive set of approval requirements.
The goal of the post-graduate program is to prepare health and aged care managers for leadership success. Through helping our students to meet the leadership and management challenges that face health and aged care organisations, we contribute to improving the effectiveness of health and aged care services.