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HPER11-103: Health Systems

Description

To effectively navigate, work in, and improve health systems, it is essential to understand how they are structured and operate. In this subject, you will learn about the building blocks of the Australian health system to understand how it works, who the key players are, how decisions on resources allocation are made, and identify contemporary health system challenges. You will measure how well Australia’s health system is working to improve population health and contrast it to selected international comparators. To promote equitable health systems, you will explore the way in which the diverse population interacts with and accesses health services.

 

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeHPER11-103
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Allied Health
  • Business and Commerce
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the Australian health system and identify key health system challenges. 2. Discuss the role of health governance in health systems. 3. Apply the principles of health economics to inform health decisions. 4. Evaluate the Australian health system in the context of international comparators. 5. Effectively communicate the impact of the social determinants of health on healthcare access and health outcomes.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022