About Shape

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SHAPE History


  • To stimulate an exchange of ideas between educators about student needs, course design, educational methodologies, course content and course evaluation.
  • To promote dialogue between industry leaders and academics about the educational implications of developments in health service management.
  • To liaise with similar international educational associations including the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, European Health Management Association and the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.
  • To facilitate communication between educators with similar research interests and expertise.
  • To engage in collaborative research, publications and educational activities with SHAPE member programs, the Australasian College of Health Service Management and other relevant industry partners.

Strategies and Activities