HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

PHE3HCS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain familiarity with the health care systems used around the world and will compare and contrast underlying rationales, policies and aims in the context of societal needs and resource demands. The interface between health and politics, economics and social structure will be considered and students will analyse the comparative advantages and disadvantages of approaches to health care provision. Topics to be covered include public and private systems, decentralised health care, national contributory plans such as Medicare, and social insurance, among others. Case studies will be drawn from health care systems around the world.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE1AHS, HIM3AHS, PHE4AHS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding the Australian Health Care System.PrescribedWillis, E., Reynolds, L., and Keleher, H.2ND EDITION, SYDNEY: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE. (2012).
ReadingsComparative health systems: a global perspectivesRecommendedJohnson, J & Stoskopf, C 2010JONES AND BARTLETT, SUDBURY, MA.
ReadingsHealth care systems in transition: AustraliaRecommendedHilless, M & Healy, J 2001EUROPEAN OBSERVATORY ON HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS, COPENHAGEN.
ReadingsPrimary health care reform in AustraliaRecommendedDept of Health & Aging 2009DEPT OF HEALTH & AGING, ACT.
ReadingsThe Australian health care systemRecommendedDuckett, S & Willcox, S 2011OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE.
ReadingsThe health care dilemma: a comparison of health care systems in three European countries and the USRecommendedArmstrong, E et al 2010WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING CO, HACKENSACK, NJ.

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture in week one of the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
contribution to online discussion10
group presentation (5 minutes per student)20
one 1,500-word indvidual assignment30
one 2-hour online final examination40

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour lecture in week one of the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
contribution to online discussion10
group presentation (5 minutes per student)20
one 1,500-word indvidual assignment30
one 2-hour online final examination40