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Systems Science in Healthcare - HSYP806

In this unit students will develop an understanding of health systems. They will learn about the components of a health system through examination of agencies that plan, fund, and regulate health care; the money that finances health care; those who provide preventive health services; those who provide clinical services; and those who provide specialised inputs into health care, such as the education of healthcare professionals and the production of drugs and medical devices. Students will consider the goals and functions of health systems, as well as the factors used to examine and evaluate health systems. Examples of health systems in low, middle and high income nations will be considered. Key health sector issues will be discussed in relation to performance, stewardship, demographic and epidemiological change, resourcing, financing, access and equity.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Block - Session 2, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Joanne Callen

Admission to MPH  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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