Health and Community Services in Australia
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Evaluate the influence and impact of healthcare reform on Australia’s health and community services sector.
- Analyse and communicate the different ways in which health and community services are organised, funded, governed and distributed.
- Use discipline-based knowledge, skills and data for service planning, resourcing and coordination.
- Research the application of existing and emergent technologies in health and community services.
- Introduction to the Unit
- Lie of the land
- Health and Community Services in Australia
- Existing and emerging technologies
- Funding & Resourcing
- Governance & Regulation
- Empowering our profession
- Putting it all together
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject will introduce you to the way in which health, social and community services are organised, integrated, funded and governed in Australia. This subject is contextualised to the Australian healthcare reform agenda, emphasising a shift in focus from institutional to community settings, from sick-care to wellness and prevention, and from system-led to consumer-directed approaches. You will explore current trends, changes and challenges in health and community services, including competition for resources and the impact of technology. You will examine how health data is used to inform service planning and distribution, resource allocation, consumer access, and service coordination for individuals and groups.
- Multiple Choice & Short-Answer Quiz (25%%)
- Resource Allocation Proposal (40%%)
- Technology Analysis (35%%)