Health Policy in Australia and Beyond
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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- 27 Jul 2020
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On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
- examine the Australian health care system in the context of alternative models
- evaluate the main stages in the public policy making process
- contrast theoretical perspectives in public policy analysis, including economic, political science, sociological and public health perspectives
- analyse policies affecting the health workforce and the influences of public health
- critique health policies in relation to disadvantaged groups
- hypothesise future health priorities and needed policy reform.
- Overview of the Australian Healthcare system.
- Introduction to public policy analysis.
- Policy impact on health workforce and public health
- Equity in healthcare.
- Future trends in health policy.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
No special requirements
This subject provides students with an overview of key health policy and public health issues. In addition to general content the unit includes a specific focus on health care and public policy in Australia. It considers the political, economic, social, behavioural and epidemiological contexts within which healthis managed and the forces that promote and oppose change.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
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.
- Portfolio (30%)
- Workbook Quiz (30%)
- Presentation (40%)
Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis, 5th ed.
Palmer, G. and Short, S.
Comparative Health Policy, 5th ed.
Blank, R.H. and Burau, V.�