ASSIGNMENT 2: Written Report
This is an individual assessment. Students must not collude with each other. Appraise two strategic approaches from the five strategies identified in the World Health Organization ‘Framework on integrated, people-centred health services’ (2016) (link below) and write a brief report justifying how you would prioritise the associated policy options and interventions to optimise quality improvement in your health service.
Please note: your report format is not prescribed but should be framed with an introduction and conclusion, and with a reference list that includes at least six (6) peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as textbook/s to support your report for this assessment task.
Please note that a Turnitin similarity of 15% is unacceptable.
Due date: Monday 24 August 2020, 10pm
Weighting: 25%
Length and/or format: 1000 words +/- 10%
Purpose: To demonstrate an ability to understand and critically analyse aspects of workforce management relevant to a healthcare environment
Learning outcomes assessed: LO1
How to submit: Via LEO Turnitin – Assignments should be saved with the file name
“HLSC662 Assignment 1 Surname First Initial” [e.g., HLSC662 Assignment 1 Smith R]
Return of assignment: Marked submissions will be available for review through Turnitin
Assessment criteria: Please refer to the relevant appended marking rubric.
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Please include the word count of your assignment on the front page of your assignment or in a header. Please note that in-text citations are included in the word count whilst the reference list is not included in the word count. Words that are more than 10% over the word count will not be considered for marking.
The required text for this unit is:
Hayes, J. (2018). The theory and practice of change management. (5th Ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Recommended texts
Barr, J., & Dowding, L. (2016). Leadership in health care (3rd ed.). London: Sage.
Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., & Pitsis, T. S. (2016). Managing & organizations: An introduction to theory and practice (4th ed.). London: Sage Publications.
Kouzes, J. M. & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (6th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Lussier, R. N., & Achua, C. F. (2016). Leadership: Theory, application, & skill development (6th ed.). Boston, MA: South-Western/Cengage Learning.
Nel, P., Werner, A., Du Plessis, A, Fazey, M., Millett, B., Du Plessis, A., … & Suseno, Y. (2017). Human resource management in Australia and New Zealand, (2nd Ed.). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Northouse, P. G. (2019). Leadership: Theory and practice. U.S.: Sage Publications
Wood, J., Zeffane, R., Fromholtz, M. Wiesner, R., Morrison, R., Factor, A., … & J., Osborn, R. (2016). Organisational behaviour: Core concepts and applications. (4th Australasian ed.). Milton, Qld.: Wiley.

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