PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY

CPH4POL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, China Health Program students are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to participate competently in the development, implementation and analysis of health policy at a level appropriate to a generalist public health practitioner. Students will analyse the impact of the major state, national and international institutions and arrangements on health policy making; locate the factors in the contemporary public policy environment and political landscape which influence health policy making; demonstrate familiarity with the arguments and the politics associated with major contemporary health policy issues; demonstrate competence in policy analysis, policy development and policy advocacy skills needed to achieve public health objectives. This subject is taught in Mandarin and English as part of the China Health Program.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth care and public policy: an Australian analysisPrescribedPalmer, G and Short, S 20003RD EDN, MACMILLAN, MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth policy and politics: networks, ideas and powerRecommendedLewis, J 2005IP COMMUNICATIONS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth policy in AustraliaRecommendedGardner, H and Barraclough, S 20022ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsMaking health policyRecommendedBuse, K, Mays, N and Walt, G 2005OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, MAIDENHEAD
ReadingsThe Australian health care systemRecommendedDuckett, S 20042ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE
ReadingsHealth policy in and for ChinaPrescribedLin V, Guo Y, Legge D, Wu QH 2010Peking University Medical Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Anaylse and critically review the development of health care in China since 1949 and contemporary policy environments.

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, written assignments

02. Synthesise arguments associated with major contemporary health policy issues in China and current themes in international policy debates.

Activities:
Case studies, group presentation, policy project exercise, policy analyses

03. Evaluate complex ideas (such as major international institutions and arrangements) that shape health policy

Activities:
Policy project exercise, policy analyses, group presentation, lecture

04. Demonstrate competence in policy analysis, policy development and policy advocacy

Activities:
Policy analyses, group discussion, written assignments, policy project exercise, lecture

05. Reflect critically on self-image as policy practitioners and participants in policy making process

Activities:
Self-reflection, group discussion, written assignments, policy project exercise, verbal presentation

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China, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 01-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 20-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 48-02, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Teaching hours are extended to allow bilingual delivery."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (1000-word equivalence/member)20 02, 03, 04, 05
2500-word major policy project final report50 02, 03, 04, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses (1200-word in total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05