Courses & Units

The Australian Health System in Context CAM520

Introduction

This unit provides an overview of the Australian health system. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian Healthcare Agreements and other funding mechanisms and be able to critique the strengths and weaknesses of the current health system and systemic change options that could deliver more appropriate care and improve efficiency; (ii) an understanding of the health status of Australians in comparison to other countries, and a comparison of the investment in health compared to the country's overall health status; (iii) identification of the challenges associated with rising costs of healthcare, sustainability of health services, demands on health services, distribution and shortages within the health workforce; and changing demographics. Participants will be required to identify the impact of these challenges on practice and develop strategies, including service re-design, changing models of care and workforce role reforms, to ensure the present and future health needs of the diverse Australian population are met.

Summary

Unit name The Australian Health System in Context
Unit code CAM520
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Dr Elizabeth Shannon

Teaching staff

Dr Elizabeth Shannon (Coordinator)

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 060300

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Flexible on-line Distance

Assessment

Report 30%; Critique of current literature 40%; Discussion board participation 30%

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Textbooks

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