Students undertaking subjects from this specialisation will train to work in the fields of health policy development, health program design, and health system strengthening. All health interventions require changes in health systems and policy, and students who undertake this specialisation will: learn approaches to improve health and reduce health inequity through the development and improvement of programs and systems; gain a deep understanding of the role and influence of the broad policy environment; and develop skills to analyse policy options and their impact on health and wellbeing. Within this specialisation students will learn about comparative methods to analyse and respond to a wide range of global public health issues. Possible roles in the field include Policy Officer, Health Promotion Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Project Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Government Health Systems and Policy Advisor, and Health Policy/Systems/Program Researcher. Organisations that employ people with these skills include national, regional, state/provincial, and local governments; globally and locally focused non-government and community based organisations; health care services providers; private sector organisations and research bodies; and international agencies e.g., UN Agencies, World Health Organization.
Last updated: 12 November 2021