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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours lectures |
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 54 hours Students are expected to devote approximately 4-5 hours a week to this subject
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||To be advised|
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject enables students to explore international, national and local political and economic factors that impact on the healthcare system and the provision of health services. Students will examine, using epidemiological data, the impact of environment, occupation, race, gender and poverty on health status and identify the major causes of morbidity and mortality in specific populations. Students will examine current government initiatives, including funding models, health promotion and screening, and will debate issues identified in the provision of contemporary health care.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||500-word written assignment (week 4) - 20%2,000-word written assignment (week 12) - 80%|
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Duckett, S. (2004). The Australian health care system. USA: Oxford University Press
Specific readings and web-based resources selected by the subject coordinator will be made available to students through the Leaning Management System (LMS).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Nursing Science |
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