Globally, health systems are tasked with responding to contemporary challenges and the related disease burden and health needs of their population. This unit takes a systems approach to examine how health systems are designed, the key components, who pays, and how well the health system works to improve equity, quality, efficiency, and sustainability of health and social care for their populations. Critical thinking is emphasised as we examine if health systems are fit for purpose or resilient. The unit is designed in such a way that you will explore different health systems and consider the applicability to the Australian health system, thereby learning about the influence of context.
|Unit name||Global Health Systems|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Louise Clark|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply frameworks to examine the structural components of global health systems
- Analyse and critique the major international health status indicators and their data sources.
- Compare and contrast health systems challenges for different country contexts.
- Source, appraise and synthesise evidence driving health systems reforms in selected countries.
- Analyse population health situations and make recommendations for interventions to improve equity, quality, efficiency, and acceptability relevant to the context
- Communicate and present evidence-based information about health systems.
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Flexible on-line Distance
|Assessment||Written Report (30%)|Group Discussion board participation (online) (30%)|Literature review (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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