Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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505-548 Australian Health Systems
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Helen Jordan
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
This subject will provide students with the analytical frameworks for exploring the social dynamics, institutions and structures that constitute health systems, and enhance students’ ability to undertake critical policy analysis of health systems. Issues that will be addressed will include, but may not be exclusive to: health system structures, factors influencing health systems, intergovernmental relations in health, health financing systems, health workforce supply and policy, general practice and primary healthcare, complementary health systems, international health systems and indigenous peoples, major health system reforms, evidence, tools, performance measurement, and policy processes that inform health system decision-making. The Australian health system will be the primary case study with most topics including comparative case studies from other health systems.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
One essay of 2,000 words, due mid semester (40%); one critical analysis totalling 3,000 words due during the examination period (60%).
Duckett, S. & Wilcox, S. (2011) (4th ed) The Australian Health Care System, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. RRP: $A 83.95
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed skills in:
Master of Public Health |
Health Economics and Economic Evaluation |
Health Program Evaluation
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