New course in health policy
The School of Public Health (SPH), in close association with the Australian Health Policy Institute (AHPI), will launch a new Graduate Certificate in Health Policy in 2006.
The program will offer a critical perspective on how our health care system operates and help in developing the professional capabilities of those responsible for developing health policy.
Students will gain an understanding of the health policy environment, including the institutions, interests and issues that shape contemporary policy-making.
They will learn to develop and implement health policy, come to terms with the political and economic context and examine how to influence the forces of change.
The course also takes a comparative and global perspective, with plenty of scope for students to develop their own areas of interest whether in Australia or beyond.
The course will suit people working in policy who want to extend their knowledge and skills in the health sector; health care practitioners who want to develop policy skills; recent science, medical science or social science graduates who wish to pursue a career in health policy; and managers working in private and public health-related sectors.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Policy is a one-year, fee-paying part-time course.
Professor Stephen Leeder
Director, The Australian Health Policy Institute
Phone: +61 2 9351 5211