Get a broad understanding of health policy in Australia. Learn how parts of society such as politics and economics affect how policies come to be, and change. Look at real life policies to unpack issues in governance and leadership in health.
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01 Aug 2022
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
This subject was previously known as Health Policy in an Australian Context.
This subject provides students with an overview of key health policy and public health issues. In addition to general content the subject includes a specific focus on health care and public policy in Australia. It considers the political, economic, social, behavioural and epidemiological contexts within which health is managed and the forces that promote and oppose change.
The unit will include three assessment components:
1. Portfolio (30%). This will assess involvement in and contributions to discussion forums which may be conducted on-line or in class seminars.
2. Workbook (30%)
3. Presentation (40%): 3000 word essay. This assessment is designed to provide students an
opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a key health policy related topic.