PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY
Credit points: 15
In this subject, 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.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorEvelyne de Leeuw
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Special conditions Classes are held at the City Campus. Subject is required for Master of Public Health current students. Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Health care and public policy: an Australian analysis.||Prescribed||Palmer, G., and Short, S.||4TH EDN, MACMILLAN, MELBOURNE, 2010.|
|Readings||Making health policy.||Prescribed||Buse, K., Mays, N.,Walt, G.||OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, MAIDENHEAD, 2005.|
|Readings||Health policy in Australia.||Recommended||Gardner, H., Barraclough, S.||2ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE, 2002.|
|Readings||The Australian health care system.||Recommended||Duckett, S.||2ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE, 2004.|
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City, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelyne de Leeuw
Eight 1.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via online.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
Eight 1.5 hours tutorial per study period and delivered via online.
Eight 2.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2,000-word major policy project final report||40|
|one group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)||20|
|two 600-word policy analyses||40|