The sustainability of current healthcare practice is being challenged by expanding healthcare options, spiralling costs, changing demographics, and patient expectations. The demand for healthcare often exceeds supply. In some countries, people are consuming healthcare excessively and consequently risk being harmed, while others receive inadequate healthcare, suggesting health resources are wasted. In this subject, you will examine the potential reasons for this and explore possible responses. You will investigate variations in healthcare practices, explore low value care, learn about overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and expanding healthcare definitions. You will develop creative solutions in an attempt to mitigate unsustainable healthcare practices that aim to improve healthcare outcomes for patients and communities. Content for this subject is based on the current research from national and international leaders in sustainable healthcare and supported by a global network of innovators.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
1. Describe current and emerging challenges in sustainable healthcare. 2. Evaluate reasons for variations in healthcare quality. 3. Analyse healthcare practices for the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. 4. Explain how overservicing and changes in disease definitions can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment. 5. Critically appraise strategies to support sustainable delivery of healthcare services. 6. Develop strategies to manage and maximise sustainable healthcare in clinical practice.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
An understanding of the Australian health system and evidence based practice.
|Withdraw – Financial?||09/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/10/2021|