Health Service Strategy and Policy (HSBH3003)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study offers students an insight into the larger picture of how a nation sets priorities for health services. The importance of evidence-based health policy development in planning health services will be highlighted. Strategies for increasing the cost-effectiveness of health services will be covered. Issues of communication and advocacy in health are portrayed. Students will gain skills in health service needs assessment, measuring cost-effectiveness, macroeconomic evaluation of health services and systems and health equity assessment. It is envisaged that students will develop a capacity to understand the concept of health policy and its relevance to the delivery of health care services and to take a problem-oriented approach to analysing and evaluating current policy provisions and strategies in the Australian context.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

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

Assessment

On-line assessment of tutorial content (20%),1500 word report (40%) and 2hr exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009

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