Organisation of Health Care Systems
Discuss and debate key features of Australia’s healthcare system and compare it universally. Analyse emerging trends and future challenges.Critique responsibilities of government regulation, governance, policy, funding and distribution of healthcare
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- 28 Feb 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically evaluate the role of key actors and institutions involved in health stewardship in national and global contexts
- evaluate the performance of health systems including the complexities involved in balancing competing objectives
- assess the options for health system reform including debates and controversies around inequity
- 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
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment — microphone on computer
Health care systems across the world are facing significant challenges associated with limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly changing technology. This subject takes a systems thinking approach to understanding how healthcare systems are organised to achieve universal objectives such as responsiveness, efficiency, financial protection and quality. Students examine stewardship, financing, resource generation and service delivery as well as the overall performance across all levels of the system, including public health. . 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%)
- Extended Answers (50%)
- Discussion Board and peer feedback (formative) (0%)
Current study term: 27 Feb 22 to 05 Jun 22
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