• Offered by Research School of Population Health
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Population Health
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Md. Mofizul Islam
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Introduction to Health Policy and Administration (POPH8103)

This course provides an introduction to health care systems, clinical governance and policy analysis. The institutional structure of the Australian health system will be covered in broad outline, with comparisons to alternative systems and illustration of the major economic aspects of the system. We will then examine the governance and management of clinical care and the stewardship of the health of the population. The course will conclude by considering how to construct a policy analysis of health issues and reform proposals. The one semester course will be taught over four hours contact time per week with associated readings, and include presentations from experts involved in the operation and reform of the health system, as well as student presentations.

Course syllabus will include:
• Introduction to health care systems
       - Public, private and charitable institutions of the health sector in Australia
       - Economics, finance and markets in the Australian system
• Clinical governance/health stewardship
       - Managing health service clinical performance
       - Clinician performance
• Policy analysis
       - The purpose of government and policy
       - Administrative technologies

Other Information

This course will run on Thursday afternoons, 2-5pm, over Weeks 1-13 of Semester 1, 2016.

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3894
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $5190
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4019 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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