Health Policy - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Essay 1 (30%) , Essay 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

In this unit you will examine policy process in relations to national health care systems. The impact of social determinants of health and values on national health policy. Principles of policy making and analysis.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe policy processes in relation to health
  2. apply policy models to health issues
  3. compare and contrast key issues in health policy
  4. critique different approaches to health policy studies
  5. construct health policy evaluations.
  • Essay 1 (30%)
  • Essay 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
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There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Health, society and the role of government
2The policy process and the policy cycle
3Identifying issues for policy
4Health policy design
5Health policy implementation
6Health care as a system
7The Australian health care system
8Globalisation and health care systems
9Privatisation, politics
10Power and professionalism
11Development and aid and equity in health care

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