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Postgraduate | CUR-HTHM801 | 2023

Health Policy and Decision Making

Examine health policy and process in national healthcare settings. Develop capacity through research, teaching and sharing knowledge. Compare key health topics.Explore the social causes, values and trends shaping Australia’s national health policy.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
27 Feb 2023
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks

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Health Policy and Decision Making

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. explain how government policies are initiated, developed, get implemented and evolve over time using appropriate policy theories

    2. discuss factors that influence government policies and decisions to improve population’s health, using policy analysis approaches and tools

    3. analyse government policy responses to a selected priority health issues and develop alternative policy strategies, taking equity into consideration
    4. critique policy implementation and coordination theories and practices
    5. develop strategies for managing and influencing policy change that take account of actor power, politics and evidence-based practice.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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