Global Health Systems and Policy

10 Units

This course will cover health systems and policy to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems and health policy perspective. The unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems and health policy, and how these impact health interventions and health status in countries. A case study approach will then provide students with concrete examples of health systems and policy challenges.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and critically examine the components of Health Systems in resource poor settings.
  2. Bring evidenced based solutions and current International best practice to strengthen Health Systems.

The course will be designed with 9 Modules, and will have both internal and external delivery modes. The content of the Modules will include the following:

  • Overview and Introduction to Health Systems and Policy.

  • Financing of Health Systems.

  • Human Resources for Health.

  • Health Information Systems.

  • Medical Products and Technologies.

  • Health Service Provision Paradigms.

  • Governance and Health Systems.

  • Health Policy

  • Globalization and Health Systems & Policy.
Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Students will have a qualification or experience in a health related field, and will have an understanding of the basic principles of public health.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Three written assignments.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6305

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