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Health Policy in Australia and Beyond

Postgraduate | MUR-SHP541 | 2024

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.

Study method
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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
15 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
29 July 2024

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Health Policy in Australia and Beyond

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the unit you should be able to: 

    1. Discuss the Australian health care system in the context of alternative models
    2. Evaluate the main stages in the public policymaking process
    3. Contrast theoretical perspectives in publicpolicy analysis, including economic, political science, sociological and public health perspectives
    4. Analyse policies affecting the health workforce and the influences of public health
    5. Critique health policies in relation to disadvantaged groups
    6. Hypothesise future health priorities and needed policy reform

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MUR-HMG-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management
  • MUR-HCM-MAS-2024 - Master of Health Care Management

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-SHP541U (Not currently available)


Enrolment in a Graduate degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Health Care Management

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