You are viewing this page as a domestic student.
Change to International

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

You are an international student whether you are within or outside Australia and you do not meet the domestic student criteria.

HPER71-114: Educating the Health Workforce in the 21st Century


The health care landscape is changing, and the way in which we currently educate the workforce will not prepare them to lead the type of health care required for the 21st century. Chronic diseases are steadily rising, the Australian population is ageing, and our health systems are based on acute models of episodic care when what is required are chronic care models that are interprofessional, use information systems, self-management support, technology and the mobilisation of community resources. This required shift creates one of the greatest challenges facing health care systems throughout the world, as it places new long-term health and economic demands on these systems. The workforce we educate today will be those who will lead this shift and develop these different models and systems of care, which will require new technologies, new business models and a disruptive value network to bring about systematic reform. In this subject you will develop the skills to be a change agent in educating the future workforce to drive this disruption. You will also be able to translate and communicate this knowledge to practitioners to enable them to provide contemporary and quality health care in the future.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

Learning outcomes

1. Apply innovative technologies for effective communication and education in health care.
2. Critically discuss the provision of patient-centred care through partnering, quality improvement, information and communication technology and a population health perspective.
3. Apply the principles of adult learning in the health care environment.
4. Explain how to shift the health workforce from using an acute care model to a chronic model of care.
5. Define problems in ways that enable multidisciplinary teams to develop effective solutions for the health workforce.
6. Discuss different supervision and mentoring models of education.
7. Critically discuss the ethical issues associated with using social media and technologies in health workforce development.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject dates

Future offerings not yet planned.