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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
Further unit of study information
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week
Tutorial activities (10%), online quizzes (20%), case study report 2 000 words (30%) and 1.5hr exam (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009
Study this unit outside a degree
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.
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.