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This subject will provide students with the analytical frameworks for exploring the social dynamics, institutions and structures that constitute health systems globally. The subject will enhance students’ ability to undertake a critical and comparative analysis of health systems in a range of countries and settings, using appropriate evidence and analytical tools. Issues that will be addressed in this unit include, but may not be limited to: global disparities in health system expenditures and outcomes, factors influencing health systems, health system structures, health system reform, health system strengthening approaches and strategies, intergovernmental relations, official development assistance for health, health financing systems, health workforce supply and policy, general practice and primary healthcare, complementary health systems, health system orientation for Indigenous peoples, performance measurement, and policy processes that inform health system decision-making. The course will take examples and materials from the Australian health system, health systems across the Asia-Pacific region and the wider global experience.
Intended learning outcomes
- Describe, compare and critically analyse the institutions, structures and processes that constitute a health system
- Compare and contrast the key components of the Australian and other regional and international health systems
- Understand the tools and techniques of comparative health systems analysis
- Understand the process of health system policy making and reform with particular emphasis on improving equity in outcomes.
Upon completion of this subject, students will have developed skills in:
- Finding, evaluating and using relevant information,
- Written communication,
- Oral communication,
- Persuasion and argumentation,
Last updated: 3 November 2022