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Applying Value-Based Healthcare Fundamentals in Australia

Jul 18, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
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18 July - 28 August 2024


30 hours
(6-week block)

Delivery Mode

Online self-paced learning & learn with others via Zoom


(GST inclusive)

15% Discount

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Course overview

Please register on the waitlist for the next run of this course in 2025.

Curated to equip you with the essential knowledge, understanding and skills for applying value-based healthcare in your work within the Australian healthcare system. In collaboration with NSW Ministry of Health, the Australian Federal Department of Health & Ageing, PHNs, and other key stakeholders, this course offers evidence-based research and tools for real-world application to shift from volume to value based care.

Throughout the progression of this course, you will reflect on what “value” means in the context of modern Australian healthcare and how to drive value in your health setting. By the end of this course you will have the essential capabilities to apply the concepts, principles, and tools underpinning value-based healthcare for delivering what consumers value in your everyday work.

1:1 coaching is included in this short course for application of learning back in the workplace, now and in the future.


A/Prof Huong Le-Dao | UNSW Medicine & Health

Associate Professor Huong Le-Dao contributes to teaching, education and research in value-based healthcare, health management and leadership within UNSW Medicine & Health. She specialises in strategy, policy and change with a strong focus on project and change management, organisational effectiveness, and leadership development.

As Director Short Courses within UNSW Medicine & Health, Huong leads our short courses, micro-nano credentials, and bespoke programs for health organisations to equip health professionals (clinicians and non-clinicians) with the needed capabilities and skills to boost their impact in health. Huong's work in credential education and training is shaping the health care system for the 21st century. She is passionate about better human experience and value in healthcare.

Who is this course suited to?

This short course is for medical and healthcare professionals working in Australian public or private healthcare organisations - including:

  • Medical doctors and specialists
  • Nurses and midwives
  • Allied health professionals
  • Primary care professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals
  • Medical and health students and trainees
  • Dentists and dental practitioners
  • Healthcare payers (including insurance organisations, government and private employers)
  • Healthcare vendors (including medical devices, pharmaceutical products, services and solutions to providers) 

Other professionals working in the health system affecting health policy, healthcare purchasing, IT, finance, people and culture, strategy and innovation, and governance will also benefit from this course.

Online synchronous sessions (via Zoom)

  • Welcome & Zoom session 1 (Compulsory attendance): 18 July 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST 
  • Zoom session 2 (Compulsory attendance): 25 July 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST 
  • Zoom session 3 (Compulsory attendance): 1 August 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST 
  • Zoom session 4 (Compulsory attendance): 8 August 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST 
  • Zoom session 5 (Compulsory attendance): 15 August 2024 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST 
  • Completion course assessment: last day of the course 

All our Zoom sessions are recorded and available for viewing from anywhere, at any time.

What are the course learning outcomes?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of value-based health care and its guiding principles for benefiting the patient, the healthcare worker, and the Australian health system
  • Identify key factors for applying value-based healthcare within your health setting and your scope of profession
  • Develop a care value chain to measure outcomes and costs (using Time Driven Activity Based Costing method) for patients with a health condition across a full cycle of care
  • Describe the funding arrangements and their impact on value-based healthcare
  • Apply PROMS and PREMS data for clinical consultation and in multidisciplinary team discussions for shared decision making and patient-centred care
  • Create a roadmap for transitioning towards value-based healthcare in your everyday work
  • Develop a schedule to plan and resource your work in a project for moving towards value-based healthcare
  • Identify change management principles for bringing people forward with value-based healthcare

What core topics are offered?

For lifelong learning, the following topics are offered in this short course to develop and increase your knowledge, understanding and skills in applying value-based healthcare fundamentals in Australia:

  • Value-based healthcare principles
  • Quadruple aim
  • Australian health system & funding arrangements
  • Data and information sourcing for improved value 
  • Translating value-based healthcare into practice 
  • Collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Introducing transition and change towards value-based healthcare

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