University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PUB HLTH 3008 - Reawakening Health Systems: People, Planning and Policy

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: PUB HLTH 1001 or PUB HLTH 2200
Assessment: Quiz, Tutorial Participation, short essay, policy brief, case study.

This is a time of major change in our health care system. The system must meet the health needs of all Australians at a time when health care costs are rapidly increasing and our population is ageing. How can we ensure our health care system is efficient, equitable and the expectations of all Australians are met? In this course, students will examine how our health care system currently works and explore the various strategies that could improve both the quality and effectiveness of the care that people receive. This will include studying health care policies and how they directly impact on people's lives; following the health care journeys of a variety of Australians to examine how the health care system functions at an individual level and how it interacts with other systems like the social and aged care systems and we will look briefly at how health care systems in other countries work. Students will learn a variety of practical skills such as how to analyse health polices, how to write a policy brief and the importance of advocacy in health care reform.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22827 SE01 48 3 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 10am - 1pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 10am - 1pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room