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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 these systems are structured and operate. This subject will consider the broad socioeconomic contexts, organisational frameworks and funding arrangements of Australian and selected international health systems. The way in which the diverse population interacts with and uses healthcare services will be explored to promote equitable systems. Graduates of this subject will be able to compare and understand health systems, and the factors affecting patient access and outcomes.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,430

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the Australian healthcare system and identify the key drivers for health system reform.
2. Contrast the Australian health system in the context of international comparators.
3. Describe the key social determinants of health.
4. Understand the impact of the social determinants of health on healthcare access.
5. Evaluate the impact of healthcare governance on the Australian health system.
6. Critically analyse health systems and interventions from a health economics perspective.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020