School Of Health Sciences

Health Systems and PolicyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401363.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400416 Public Health Policy and Society

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course

About this Unit
A detailed understanding of the structure and functioning of the health system is essential to effectively work, manage and lead in health services. This unit explores concepts that form the basis for the way health systems are designed and operate. This unit will equip students with the skills to critique challenges and opportunities that can influence how health services are delivered and resourced such as health workforce shortages, digital health innovations, public-private partnerships, and changing demographics. This unit will also examine the crucial role of governance and health policy in determining funding priorities and shaping health systems with a particular focus on the Australian health system, but within an international context. These issues are critiqued with health reform and the drivers for change nationally and internationally.

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