- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Specialisation code HLPL-SPEC
- Academic career Postgraduate
- Academic Contact Dr Amanda Smullen
This specialisation equips students with a solid understanding of the design and functioning of health policy and systems within a globalised context. It is a multi- disciplinary and globally oriented program that enables critical, conceptual and problem oriented analyses and insight into a complex, technological and expanding policy field. From health policy formulation, health systems and institutions, to the transboundary characteristics of the field, including the demands and consequences of technology and health data, to challenges of social inequity and development policies, students are exposed to key concepts and debates about doing health policy in the modern era. These debates include the role and influence of professions and other interests in the field, the challenges to coordinating and promoting health across policy silos and jurisdictional boundaries, and the nature of knowledge about what constitutes appropriate health objectives and effective health systems. Students will also learn methods for conducting research and evaluation of health systems and policies. The specialisation is particularly designed for future leaders, managers and policy makers working in health, including within public sector organisations, global institutions and non-governmental organisations.
- Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of health policy systems and their interconnection with other social policy fields and the social determinants of health.
- Identify and critically assess the policy and epistemic role of key actors in the health policy field at both the national and global level.
- Identify and apply key theoretical concepts about health policies, policy coordination and technology to empirical debates, cases and experiences.
- Reflect critically on the global health policy landscape, institutional interests and health policy outcomes in the contemporary context.
- Independently debate and analysis the key challenges to attaining effective and equitable health policy outcomes.
This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development
DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
POPH8102 Global Population Health
POPH8103 Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy
POPH8115 Health Promotion and Protection
POPH8313 Analysis of Public Health Data
POPH8317 Public Health Surveillance
POPH8918 Life Course Approaches to Human Ageing
This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of Public PolicyBack to the top