PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY

CPH4POL

2015

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. apply advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical knowledge and skills to health policy practice in a changing political, social and economic environment

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

02. communicate effectively with a range of people in a variety of settings, interpreting and transmitting knowledge, skills and ideas, and using a variety of modes and media

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

03. develop policies that enable safe and effective practice, both independently and as a member of a team in a multidisciplinary work environment

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

04. independently assess evidence about innovations, generate new ideas, and identify and provide solutions or management options for complex problems in healthcare

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

05. make, and defend, ethical and socially responsible decisions in health policy development

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

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Start date between: and    Key dates

China, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 01-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 20-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 48-53, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 7.0 days block mode per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project exercise and presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words each)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,500-word major policy project final report50 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 600-word policy analyses30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05