Health Systems and Services
Learn the ins and outs of health systems and schemes. Discuss current issues such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme and vaccinations. Learn about policy and influences. Study initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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- 28 Jun 2021
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the health system structures in Australia, including key entities, stakeholders, funding sources, and policy and regulatory frameworks.
- Explain the role of public policy in promoting and protecting health and preventing illness.
- Discuss the relevance of different conceptual definitions of health and wellbeing on health policy and the health service system.
- Describe contemporary initiatives to promote and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
- Demonstrate personal and professional development through course engagement and participation in group work.
- How did we get the system we have?
- The Australian health care system
- Public health
- Determinants of health
- Aboriginal health services
- Health workforce in Australia
- Primary health care
- Public health policy
- Australian health care system
- NDIS, vaccination and career pathways
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Gain a broad understanding of the health system in Australia, while tackling specific issues like the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and vaccinations.
Explore the social and political influences that impact our health systems. Examine historical and contemporary health initiatives and responses – including those which impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Identify the mechanisms that shape the Australian health system, including financing, levels of government, policy and regulatory frameworks.
Gain an understanding of the roles of key health workforce members who are instrumental in its service delivery and identify future roles you could pursue in your career.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Public Health degree.
- Portfolio (50%)
- Assignment (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 03 Sep 21
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