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HPER13-101: Drivers for Healthcare Change


Healthcare is evolving rapidly resulting in improvements in health and wellbeing for many people.  At the same time, inequalities mean that healthcare access and outcomes are inequitable for people from a range of backgrounds. This subject will explore key drivers of changes in healthcare including patient-centred practice, advocacy, and new models of healthcare provision.  These drivers will be explored in the current healthcare context along with their impact on healthcare delivery, policies and outcomes.  Learning activities will focus on exploring the literature and policy drivers supporting healthcare change, and cases will be used to highlight success stories and cautionary tales to enable students to critically evaluate evolving directions in healthcare. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Discuss the key drivers for change in healthcare. 2. Explain patient-centred care and its application in individual, community and population practice. 3. Evaluate the impact of different models of healthcare provision on diverse individuals and groups. 4. Critically examine advocacy in a healthcare context. 5. Evaluate emerging issues for healthcare using a case-based approach.

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  • Study Abroad Students

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