HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS

PHE5HPA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students learn about policy analysis. A problem-oriented approach is used to identify the nature of the problem, see how the problem is articulated and solutions examined. Students are given the opportunity to explore, within the health field, political institutions, operation and function of government in regulating and funding the health system, and development and implementation of public and other policies. Consideration will be given to political theories and to understanding linkages between political structures and social and economic development. The analytical approach includes power, authority and influence, various theories which seek to explain the exercise of power in policy, and language and societal values. The process of implementation receives special attention. Case studies from domestic and international areas of health policy are presented to illustrate some of the enduring issues of policy analysis as well as exploring specific policy areas.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Barraclough

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE5HPI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIn addition, selection of reading will be made available through the electronic reserve system of the university library.RecommendedN/AN/A

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City, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Barraclough

Class requirements

Lecture
Three 7.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
Five 3.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus six hours of directed learning activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word minor assignmentA set topic40
one 3,000-word major assignmentAn analysis of a problem in health policy chosen by the student60

Online, 2014, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Barraclough

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 39.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via online.
"Online content equivalent to 39 hours of face-to-face teaching."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word minor assignmentA set topic40
one 3,000-word major assignmentAn analysis of a problem in health policy chosen by the student60