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Health Care Systems: Structure, Policy and People

Undergraduate | UAD-PUB2508OUA | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
25 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
29 Jan 2024,
2 Sept 2024

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Health Care Systems: Structure, Policy and People

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding and analyse current public health issues and controversies and critique the different public policy responses to health issues within Australia and internationally.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of, and describe how, the Australian health care system works.
    3. Review and critique public health policies and strategies.
    4. Map patient journeys through different parts of the health system, including acute care, primary care, rural health services and Indigenous health services.
    5. Develop specific oral and written communications, informed by appropriate evidence, to effectively communicate health care issues and research results to policy makers.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • UAD-HSM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Health Service Management


Successful completion and passing of four core open access courses and admission into the Bachelor of Health Service Management.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

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

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Bachelor of Health Service Management

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