COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL STUDY OF HEALTH SYSTEMS

CPH5CHS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, China Health Program students learn about policy making for public health. The comparative and historical study of health systems underpins the technical languages in which public health policy is analysed and developed. Exploration of key episodes in health development in different countries contributes to deep judgement in public health policy making. This unit explores and compares health systems in different countries including historical and contemporary contexts. It focuses on challenges, options and debates in relation to health care reform (including public health). The study program includes key health policy topics such as: health care financing and health insurance; primary health care and community health; health promotion and pharmaceuticals policy. We explore themes and issues in health sector reform world wide, including links with economic reform. This subject is only taught in Bilingual for China Health Program students.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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
ReadingsStudents should browse the European Observatory of Health Care Systems (http://www.who.dk/eprise/main/who/progs/obs/toppage) online for a general introduction to the field.RecommendedWHO websiteWHO

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Mastery of theoretical knowledge about health system arrangements, sociopolitical context and histories of development of selected national health systems

Activities:
Lectures, case studies

02. Critically review generic features of health systems

Activities:
Group discussion, written report, verbal presentation

03. Synthesise complex problems relating to current health system issues from China and draw lessons from comparative and historical policy study

Activities:
Case studies, written report, group presentation

04. Master advanced skills in policy analysis and policy development

Activities:
Lectures, Group discussion, health system analysis exercise, written report, group presentation

05. Apply key principles of comparative and historical policy analysis

Activities:
group discussion, health system analysis exercise, written report, group presentation

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

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*
Examination (2 hours, 2000-word equivalence)40 01, 02, 04, 05
3,000-word report (health system analysis)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group presentation (5 minutes/member, 500-word equivalence)10 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*
Examination (2 hours, 2000-word equivalence)40 01, 02, 04, 05
3,000-word report (health system analysis)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group presentation (5 minutes/member, 500-word equivalence)10 03, 04, 05

China, 2018, Week 15-27, 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*
Examination (2 hours, 2000-word equivalence)40 01, 02, 04, 05
3,000-word report (health system analysis)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Group presentation (5 minutes/member, 500-word equivalence)10 03, 04, 05