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Diagnose domestic and global health policy challenges and influences.Weigh the impact politics, power and inequality have on health outcomes. Address the connection between human rights and health care. Debate the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain and critically analyse the way in which power and politics impact on health policy making and health outcomes, including the impact of inequality, wealth, gender, and the social determinants of health
- identify, explain and critically evaluate the role of the key actors and institutions involved in health governance and policy making in the Australian context, and the global context
- identify, critically analyse and discuss the major debates and controversies involved in this subject, including debate around inequality; the social determinants of health; gender and health; prevention, treatment and management of communicable diseases; the securitisation of health; knowledge politics; the impact of domestic and global governance and institutional structures on health policy formulation and implementation; participation and marginalisation of interests in health policy making
- develop the ability to identify research problems or gaps in extant knowledge about health policy context and the policy-making process, and to identify and use the most appropriate strategies to conduct research that will solve these research problems
- synthesise research findings into a simple, logical and coherent argument to be presented using a variety of techniques (written, spoken, visual) and technologically-supported media
- using material from this degree, demonstrate an enhanced awareness of local, national, global affairs and issues of political, social, and economic justice, particularly with regard to issues of inequality, gender, social determinants of health, and inclusion or exclusion from the policy process
- evaluate and apply scholarly analysis of the policy process around health to real-world situations.
- Social determinants of health
- Economic determinants of health
- Human rights and health
- The securitisation of health
- Global health governance
- Health governance in Australia
- Health workforce regulation
- Climate change and health
- Indigenous health in Australia
- Reproductive health
- The politics of HIV/AIDS
Admission to Graduate Diploma of Policy and Applied Social Research or the Masters of Policy and Applied Social Research.
No special requirements
- Research proposal (30%)