phe5chs comp



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, 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 subject 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.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStudents should browse the European Observatory of Health Systems and Policies( online for a general introduction to the fieldRecommendedN/AN/A

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