Health Policy

Study Health Policy at the University of Sydney

 

Gain a critical perspective on how health systems operate and the forces that shape the health policy environment.

Our Health Policy program is practical and industry focused. We provide our students with the ability to work closely with professionals in the private, public and non government sectors to gain an understanding of roles in the health system and build professional networks.

You will be exposed to national and international health policy networks through flexible, face-to face learning and blended delivery. Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped to work at a high level across a range of areas in the health sector.

Why study health policy with us?

  • This course equips students to work at a high level across the health sector, with exposure to high-level national and international health policy networks
  • Our program is industry-focused, so our students work closely with policy professionals in the private, public and non-government sectors, to gain an understanding of roles in the health system and build professional networks, and
  • Flexible study options are available with face-to-face and blended delivery, designed to suit busy professionals.

Who should study this course?

This course is designed for health practitioners who are interested in learning more about how health priorities are set and wish to gain a broader understanding of health systems. It is also for those already engaged in or planning careers in public policy who wish to extend their knowledge of health policy and policymaking, economic evaluation and critical use of evidence.

Graduate opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for health policy officers to work in a range of organisations across different spheres. These include federal and state departments of health, area health services, some local health service providers, non-government service providers and community and consumer-based advocacy groups.

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Meet our alumni

Tathra Chai

Tathra Chai
External affiars and government relations, Mundipharma

"My fellow students come from such diverse backgrounds. This has enriched our learning from each other as well as from our lecturers.

I've now got greater insight and stronger skills to understand how health policy affects different sectors of health, and how these sectors can work better together to affect more positive change."

Watch Tathra's video.