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HPER71-111: Health Systems: Australia and International


To navigate, lead, and innovate within health systems, it is essential to understand how they are structured and operate. The key components of health systems, including health governance and funding arrangements, will be explored. You will be able to benchmark and analyse Australia’s health system in the context of international comparators, investigate the key drivers for health system improvement, and apply the components of health economics to critically evaluate and inform health decisions.  You will explore the way in which the diverse population accesses the health system and evaluate the impact of the social determinants of health on health status.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Allied Health
  • Business and Commerce
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the Australian health system and identify the key drivers for health system improvement. 2. Analyse the Australian health system in the context of international comparators. 3. Evaluate the impact of the key social determinants of health on healthcare access and health outcomes. 4. Apply a systems thinking perspective to examine the role of governance in the Australian health system. 5. Apply the principles of health economics to critically evaluate and inform health decisions.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
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