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Business of Health - HPOL5006

Healthcare is now one of the largest employers and sectors in the Australian economy. Approximately two thirds of its funding comes from government, while two thirds of services are provided by the private sector. This unit explores this complex mix, building an understanding of the inter-relationships among the players in the industry, public and private. The course will explore the financial and regulatory environment in which providers operate and identify the main business models used by different players in the industry, including service providers, private insurers, employers, and government regulators. The unit draws on expert lecturers, international comparisons and case studies to give an understanding of the incentives and constraints that shape strategies to create value in health care. By the end of the unit students will: Have an understanding of the 'eco-system' of health care; Be able to navigate the regulatory and technological aspects of business in the health sector; Be able to identify and evaluate public and private business strategies in the main health care sectors.

block/intensive mode - 5 days, 9am-5pm with preliminary online readings.

workshop tutorial assessments and presentation (20%); 1x2000wd report (30%); 1x3000 wd essay (50%)

Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.

Additional information
Students who do not meet the recommended co-requisites may be granted entry if they have at least one year's work experience in a related field.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive July

24 Jun 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 19 Jul 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof James Gillespie, Prof John Buchanan
HECS Band: 2
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