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HPER71-111: Health Systems: Australia and International


This subject will consider the broad contexts within which healthcare is delivered. The major topics covered will be socio-economic contexts, organisational frameworks and funding arrangements of the Australian healthcare system and selected international comparators. The emphasis will be on application of these topics to address optimum delivery of public health, preventive and clinical services.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,070

Learning outcomes

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

Enrolment requirements

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

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