COMPARATIVE AND HISTORICAL STUDY OF HEALTH SYSTEMS

CPH5CHS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit, 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 unit 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. apply an advanced and specialised body of conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge to their professional practice in a changing social, political, economic and health environment

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

02. communicate effectively with policy makers, health providers and health consumers, interpreting and transmitting complex knowledge, skills and ideas, and using a variety of modes and media

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

03. undertake effective and reflective participation in policy work, both independently and as a member or leader of a team in a multidisciplinary work environment.

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussions, field visits, assignments

04. research and assess established theories and innovations, solve complex problems, and generate new understandings and ideas in health policy and health system development

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

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

Activities:
Lectures, case studies, group discussion, assignments

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China, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 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 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

China, 2015, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Week 15-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Week 19-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode at Bundoora and China- workshops, meetings and experiential learning held (equivalent to 39 hours of classroom contact)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2000-word report40 01, 03, 04, 05
2,000-word essay60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05