- Health care as a system
- The health of the Australian population
- Financing health care
- Working in health care
- Shaping health care and the role of government
- Institutional health care
- Public health
- Primary health care
- Future directions in health care
- Resources and Links
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment — microphone on computer
This subject takes a systems thinking approach to understanding how healthcare is organised. Students examine health system leadership and governance, policy, funding as well as access to health care of specific groups including indigenous, rural, mental health and aged care. Students discuss the benefits and challenges of delivering health care and medical services in the primary and community setting as well as future trends of health systems globally. Students will also compare different health systems from both developing and developed countries and critically appraise the challenges of delivering healthcare in different political, economic and cultural environments.
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- Critical comparison report (50%)
- Essay (50%)