A Descriptive Analysis of a Health Management Work Integrated Learning Course: moving from Health Services Management learning to employment readiness

  • Duncan McConnell Griffith University
  • Russell Linwood Griffith University
  • Gary Day Griffith University
  • Mark Avery Griffith University
Keywords: WIL, health service management, work readiness, partnerships in education, health leadership, globalisation

Abstract

Health Management Work Integrated Learning is a 40 credit point penultimate course of experiential learning in the Master of Advanced Health Services Management M(Adv)HSM now offered by the School of Medicine Health at Griffith University.

WIL was initiated in 2009 within the School of Public Health (Lilley et al (2009) based on a Teaching and Learning Grant to meet an existing experiential learning need identified for students studying in the enabling professional area of health management. After 15 semesters of delivery of these courses (completed at December 2016), it is timely to report on the quantitative attributes on the course to inform the post-graduate literature on this type of education. An objective of this review is to influence both curricula and student decision making regarding the future conduct and enhancement of tertiary preparation for health services management HSM employment. WIL has experienced a large increase in student enrolments in recent years suggesting that there is both strong demand for this nature of learning and student satisfaction with the quality of the learning modality in preparing for a career in HSM.

Author Biographies

Duncan McConnell, Griffith University

Griffith University  - School of Medicine
Griffith Health Centre Building G40 Room 5.14,
Southport, Queensland 4222, Australia

Russell Linwood, Griffith University

Griffith University - School of Medicine
Southport, Queensland, Australia

Gary Day, Griffith University

Griffith University  - Schoole of Medicine
Southport, Queensland 4222, Australia

Mark Avery, Griffith University

Griffith University - School of Medicine
Southport, Queensland, Australia

Published
2019-07-21
How to Cite
McConnell, D., Linwood, R., Day, G., & Avery, M. (2019). A Descriptive Analysis of a Health Management Work Integrated Learning Course: moving from Health Services Management learning to employment readiness. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Management, 14(2), 56-67. https://doi.org/10.24083/apjhm.v14i2.269
Section
Research Articles