This unit provides an overview of the Australian health system and the structure and organisation of global health institutions. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian and international 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.
|Unit name||Global Health Systems|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Flexible on-line Distance
Report 30%; Critique of current literature 40%; Discussion board participation 30%
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