HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

PHE3HCS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain familiarity with the health care systems used around the world and will compare and contrast underlying rationales, policies and aims in the context of societal needs and resource demands. The interface between health and politics, economics and social structure will be considered and students will analyse the comparative advantages and disadvantages of approaches to health care provision. Topics to be covered include public and private systems, decentralised health care, national contributory plans such as Medicare, and social insurance, among others. Case studies will be drawn from health care systems around the world.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE101 OR PHE1SDH

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHIM3AHS OR PHE4AHS OR PHE1AHS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Primary health care reform in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDept of Health & Aging

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDEPT OF HEALTH & AGING, ACT.

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Understanding the Australian Health Care System.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWillis, E., Reynolds, L., and Keleher, H.

Year2012

Edition/Volume2ND EDITION

PublisherSYDNEY: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE.

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The Australian health care system

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDuckett, S & Willcox, S

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE.

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Comparative health systems: a global perspectives

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJohnson, J & Stoskopf, C

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherJONES AND BARTLETT, SUDBURY, MA.

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The health care dilemma: a comparison of health care systems in three European countries and the US

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorArmstrong, E et al

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING CO, HACKENSACK, NJ.

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Health care systems in transition: Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHilless, M & Healy, J

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherEUROPEAN OBSERVATORY ON HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS, COPENHAGEN.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compare, contrast and evaluate the rationale and aims of different types of health systems.
02. Critically review the political, social and economic forces that contribute to health care choices at the national level.
03. Analyse the ways in which the orientation and structure of the health care system relate to health care practice.
04. Work in a team to analyse and evaluate challenges faced by health care systems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Begg

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short answer essay-style response to online discussion questions (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assignment (1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1-hour online final examination (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short answer essay-style response to online discussion questions (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One individual assignment (1,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 1-hour online final examination (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3