MBA621 Healthcare Systems


Assessment Information
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Assessment 2 Information

Subject Code: MBA621
Subject Name: Healthcare Systems
Assessment Title:
Assessment Type:
Length:
Case Study Slide Deck
Individual PowerPoint presentation slides with notes
2000 words, 20 slides + 100 words per slide (+/- 10% allowable
range)
Weighting: 35%
Total Marks:
Submission:
100
Online
Due Date: Weeks 7

Your task
Develop a PowerPoint Presentation (x 20 slides) with notes (100 words per slide).
Assessment Description.
The purpose of this individual assessment is to foster students’ ability to utilise data and a systemsthinking approach to predict the role and influence of preventative strategies and technology on the
demand for healthcare in the future. Students will debate the ethical issues that can arise in the
management of health care systems. They will utilise these skills to develop plans and
recommendations to create ways for systems and management challenges to be resolved. In
addition, they will create an inventory of resource requirements that are applicable to a variety of
healthcare settings, with a focus on vulnerable populations.
Assessment Instructions
This assessment requires students to undertake an analysis of a health service and consider how
well it is prepared to meet the needs of Australia’s ageing population.
Students may select any specialist health service from within their own state and should be from
the health sectors b) OR d) as described below:
a) Primary Care (e.g. General Practice, Dental Service).
b) Primary Health Care (e.g. Drug and Alcohol Service, Aboriginal Health Services).
c) Secondary Care (e.g. Pathology Services, Breast Screening Services).
d) Tertiary Care (e.g. Public or Private Hospitals).
e) Quaternary Care (e.g. specialised tertiary care such as neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, plastic
surgery, and transplantation).
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This analysis should be undertaken using a systems thinking approach and should use the WHO
six building blocks of a health system framework. The building blocks are:
o Service Delivery: good service delivery comprises quality, access, safety and coverage.
o Health Workforce: a well-performing workforce consists of human resources
management, skills and policies.
o Information: a well performing system ensures the production, analysis, dissemination
and use of timely and reliable information.
o Medical Products, Vaccines and Technologies; procurement and supply programs
need to ensure equitable access, assured quality and cost-effective use.
o Financing: a good health financing system raises adequate funds for health, protects
people from financial catastrophe, allocates resources, and purchases good and services
in ways that improve quality, equity, and efficiency.
o Leadership and Governance (Stewardship): effective leadership and governance
ensures the existence of strategic policy frameworks, effective oversight and coalitionbuilding, provision of appropriate incentives, and attention to system design, and
accountability.
It is important that you view the PowerPoint entitled ‘Tools for Systems Thinking’ which is available
in the assessments portal BEFORE you begin your assessment.
The PowerPoint provides an overview of several tools used for undertaking a systems thinking
approach to analysis. Make sure you read the slides and review all the additional resources
supplied.
Your assessment is essentially in two parts:
In part one you should position your chosen service within the broader Australian heath system by
examining its interconnectedness, boundaries and relationships using a systems perspective. You
should use at least one (1) systems thinking tool.
In part two you should analyse your chosen service and its preparedness to meet the needs of
Australia’s ageing population using the WHO six building blocks of a health system framework.
You should use at least two (2) systems thinking tools.
Assessment Submission
Your assessment submission will be a PowerPoint slide deck made up of:
• Twenty (20) slides focussing on the assessment requirements providing graphic and /or
knowledge content as required.
• Corresponding notes for each of the 20 slides addressing assessment requirements, to a
maximum of 100 words per slide, i.e. 2,000 words maximum.
• An additional two (2) slides that do not form a part of the word count, one a title slide and the
other a slide to accommodate the listing of references.
There is no expectation that students will deliver the presentation.
Assessment Information
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Late assignment submission penalties
Penalties will be imposed on late assignment submissions in accordance with Kaplan Business School
“late assignment submission penalties” policy.

Number of
days
Penalty
1* – 9 days 5% per day for each calendar day late deducted from the total marks
available
10 – 14 days 50% deducted from the total marks available.
After 14 days Assignments that are submitted more than 14 calendar days after
the due date will not be accepted, and the student will receive a
mark of zero for the assignment(s).
Note Notwithstanding the above penalty rules, assignments will also be
given a mark of zero if they are submitted after assignments have
been returned to students

*Assignments submitted at any stage within the first 24 hours after the deadline will be considered to be
one day late and therefore subject to the associated penalty
For more information, please read the full policy via https://www.kbs.edu.au/about-us/school-policies
Assessment Information
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Important Study Information
Academic Integrity Policy
KBS values academic integrity. All students must understand the meaning and consequences of
cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Academic Integrity and Conduct Policy.
What is academic integrity and misconduct?
What are the penalties for academic misconduct?
What are the late penalties?
How can I appeal my grade?
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Word Limits for Written Assessments
Submissions that exceed the word limit by more than 10% will cease to be marked from the point at
which that limit is exceeded.
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MBA621 Assessment 2 Marking Rubric – Case Study Slide Deck 35%