Health Policy

This information is for guidance only.

The requirements and progression rules for your study program will be in the Sydney Medical School Handbook.

Health Policy offers a critical perspective on the workings of our health care system. It emphasises that good policy is based on sound evidence and evaluation, but also recognises the role of political power, budgetary constraints and value choices.

Course Structure

Credit points required for each program of study

 Master   Graduate Diploma   Graduate Certificate 
 Core Units  36  Core Units  24  Core Units  18
 Elective Units  12  Elective Units  12  Elective Units    6
 Total  48  Total  36  Total  24


Core Units

 

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Credit point
(CP) value

Core Units

Delivery mode

Available in Semester 1
HPOL5000 Introduction to Health Policy

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip,
 Grad Cert

B

HPOL5001 Economics and Finance for Health Policy

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip,
 Grad Cert

B

HPOL5008 Evidence into Policy and Practice

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip

BM

HPOL5009 Health Policy Project

6CP 

 Master

BM, O 

 
Available in Semester 2
HPOL5003 Analysing Health Policy

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip,
 Grad Cert

B

HPOL5007 Global Health Policy

6CP

 Master,
 Grad Dip

B, O

HPOL5009 Health Policy Project

6CP

 Master

BM, O

Key F = 'Face to Face'
B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
O = 'Online or distance'
P = 'Project'

Elective Units

 

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Credit point
(CP) value
Delivery mode
Available in Semester 1
BETH5104 Bioethics, Law and Society

6CP

F

MEDF5005 Health Research Methods and Ethics

6CP

B

MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries

4CP

F

PUBH5010 Epidemiology Methods and Uses

6CP 

F, O 

PUBH5500 Advanced Qualitative Health Research

6CP

BM

 
Available in Semester 2
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health

6CP

F

GOVT6311 Issues in Public Policy

6CP

B

MEDF5005 Health Research Methods and Ethics

6CP

B

MIPH5135 Health Systems in Developing Countries

6CP 

PUBH5302 Health Economics Evaluation

4CP

BM

PUBH5308 Workforce Policy Analysis

2CP

BM

PUBH5414 Public Health Advocacy

2CP 

PUBH5418 Tobacco Control in the 21st Century

6CP

B

PUBH5420 Public Health Advocacy Strategies

 BM and O

PSYC5012 Health and Risk Communication

6CP 

 BM

Key

F = 'Face to Face'
B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
O = 'Online or distance'
P = 'Project'