• Offered by ANU Medical School
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Health Science
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Policy Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Health
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rosalie Aroni
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course will provide students with an understanding of the concept of a health system. The World Health Organisation model will be outlined and examined. The Australian health care system will be used as a case study to highlight student understandings of health systems. This will include examination of the structures and layers of the health system, funding arrangements, workforce issues, regulatory/governance arrangements in areas such as therapeutic goods and the policy process. A key component of the course will be an introduction to patient journeys within the Australian health system and the issues related to successful navigation of health systems. Students will also be introduced to comparative health systems analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Define the key characteristics of a health system and apply this knowledge to the Australian health system;
  2. Identify and describe the roles of different levels of government in the Australian health care system;
  3. Explain different models and mechanisms of governance and financing in Australia and apply that knowledge in examining other health systems;
  4. Critically assess health workforce regulation, distribution and production in Australia and apply that knowledge to other health systems;
  5. Describe various forms of health service delivery and critically examine their potential impact on the experiences of patients, families and health care providers;
  6. Identify key actors in health policy making and apply this knowledge to critical examination of health policy development and implementation.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Tutorial assessments: 30% (LO - 1-6)
  • Essay: 2,500 words 35% (LO -1-6)
  • Exam 35% (LO-1-6)

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Workload

2 hours of face-to-face lectures and 2 hours of face-to-face tutorials

Prescribed Texts

TBA

Preliminary Reading

TBA

TBA

Assumed Knowledge

HLTH1001 and HLTH1002

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4260
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6060
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9879 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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