- Code HLTH2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Health Science
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Andrew Mathieson
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will not be available.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Define the key characteristics of a health system and apply this knowledge to the Australian health system;
- Identify and describe the roles of different levels of government in the Australian health care system;
- Explain different models and mechanisms of governance and financing in Australia and apply that knowledge in examining other health systems;
- Critically assess health workforce regulation, distribution and production in Australia and apply that knowledge to other health systems;
- Describe various forms of health service delivery and critically examine their potential impact on the experiences of patients, families and health care providers;
- Identify key actors in health policy making and apply this knowledge to critical examination of health policy development and implementation;
- Identify, outline and explain the key models of health policy analysis and apply them appropriately to different scenarios.
- Tutorial assessments (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Essay: 2,500 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,7]
- Exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 3 hour seminar per week.
- Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include preparation for seminars, presentations and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
No prescribed texts. Check Wattle for prescribed weekly readings.
Assumed KnowledgeHLTH1001 and HLTH1002
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