- 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
- Assignment 1 - Non-Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Report (35%)
- Assignment 3 - Presentation (25%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment — microphone on computer
This subject provides a breakdown of the individual components that make up health care systems. You will examine regulation, governance, policy, funding and health care of specific groups. The subject discusses the delivery of health care and medical services, primary care and community health services. It compares the Australian health care system with those of other developed countries and concludes with a critical discussion of challenges facing the international health care systems and future trends.
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