Courses & Units

Global Health Systems CAM520

Introduction

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

Unit name Global Health Systems
Unit code CAM520
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Louise Clark
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069900 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,525.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Flexible on-line Distance

AssessmentWritten Report (30%)|Group Discussion board participation (online) (30%)|Literature review (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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