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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

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: HPER13-101
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences

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.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

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.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students