• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code HEPE-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Health Policy and Ethics Specialisation

Whether it is a new technology or enforcing a health regulation, every health policy decision has an ethical dimension. The health policy and ethics specialisation of the Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine enables you to apply your passion for fairness to the cultural, social, political, and economic aspects of health policy and ethics.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment will equip you with critical research tools and an anthropological perspective on health care systems, clinical governance and policy, and bioethics. You will be mentored by health policy and ethics specialists who are leaders in their respective fields.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in health policy and ethics in government and non-government organisations, or as an independent consultant, health practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. synthesise and articulate the scientific, sociocultural, political and historical perspectives on health policy formation and its application;
  2. engage in high-level debate about health ethics in relation to population health and clinical care; and
  3.  employ a range of advanced methodological tools and perspectives to address issues of contemporary reports related to health policy and ethics.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World 6
POPH8103 Introduction to Health Policy and Administration 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8029 Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy 6
BIOL6191 Biology, Society and Ethics 6
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development 6
CHMD8009 Anthropological Approaches to Health Interventions 6
CHMD8019 Culture, Health, Medicine Internship 6
CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health 6
POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health 6
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