Health Workforce Policy Analysis (PUBH5308)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will examine the major mechanisms of health workforce planning in Australia. The nature of the Australian health workforce will be considered, and the processes by which planning is influenced through government policy and research translated and integrated with policy. Current health workforce issues such as adequacy of education and training programs, ageing, and the distribution of the workforce will be addressed. Current approaches to planning for an adequate health workforce, and evaluations of the quality of evidence on current health workforce models of care will be examined using practical examples.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Certificate in Health Policy
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Health Policy
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of Health Policy
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
Further unit of study information
On-line materials plus compulsory attendance at a two day workshop.
Assignment on a health workforce policy analysis topic of the student's choice (100%)
Australia's Health Workforce, Productivity Commission Research Report, 2005 Available at: http://www.pc.gov.au/study/healthworkforce/finalreport/index.html
Faculty/department permission required?
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.