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Public Health Systems and Policy 1 (8573.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health & Occupational Therapy



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    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


    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;

    5. analyse selected health policies.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Four to six hours per week.



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