Health Care Resources and Systems (HSBH1009)


This unit comprises three modules: first, we explore the organisation and structure of the Australian health care system in an international context. Then students will analyse health policy within an analytical framework that incorporates four perspectives on health policy: economic, political science; sociological and epidemiological. The third module outlines for students the main approaches to health promotion, with a consideration of implications for policies, services and advocacy.

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2x1-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week and eLearning online learning support.


Assignment (30%), team project (30%) and final exam (40%)


Palmer, G. R., & Short, S. D. (2010). Health care and public policy: An Australian analysis (4th ed.). South Yarra, VIC: Palgrave Macmillan.

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