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Public Health Systems and Policy (10076.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health

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  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (188656) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180412) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164451) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (156698) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces public health/population health and its history. Students will learn about the Australian and international health systems and the unit will include a review of the contemporary policy landscape. The World Health Organisation priorities will be considered and students will weigh up the views of various stakeholders analysing their interests, and how these interests act to effect change in health policy.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe public health and its history;

2. Identify key issues in current public health policy and practice;

3. Describe the state, national and international health systems structure and funding models;

4. Describe and compare issues in population health taking a determinants of health perspective; and

5. Analyse selected health policies.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4-6 hours per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

8573 Public Health Systems and Policy 1.

Equivalent Units

8573 Public Health Systems and Policy 1.



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