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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Global Health Systems
Unit code CAM520
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Louise Clark

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



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Teaching Pattern

Flexible on-line Distance


Written Report  (2000 words) 30%; Literature Review (3000 words) 40%; Group Discussion board participation (x 3) 30%.

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