Health Care Resources and Systems (HSBH1009)


The unit of study comprises three modules: health care systems - provides foundational knowledge about the Australian health care system in an international context; approaches to health policy - introduces students to the key approaches and concepts in health policy analysis and applies them to contemporary challenges in Australian health policy; key challenges in health care resources and systems - outlines key challenges for analysis.

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2x1-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week


online quizzes (3 X 10%), team project (30%) and final exam (40%)


Palmer, G. R., & Short, S. D. (2014). Health care and public policy: An Australian analysis (5th ed.). Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.