HEALTH SYSTEMS

PHE5HHS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on understanding the complexity of health care systems around the world through comparing and contrasting their aims and visions, how they are designed, underlying rationales, policies in the context of societal needs and resource demands. The interface between health and politics, economics and social structure will be considered. Students will analyse the comparative advantages and disadvantages of approaches to health care provision in different healthcare contexts. Topics to be covered include principles of health care system design, public and private systems, decentralised health care, centralised control, healthcare financing and national health insurance schemes, and how performance of healthcare systems is evaluated. Themes, issues and trends in health sector reform worldwide are explored.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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 provision in order to meeting the diverse population needs.
04. Analyse the ways health systems are designed and evaluated.
05. Work in a team to analyse and evaluate challenges faced by health care systems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 5, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short answer questions (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-mins group presentation together with a group written submission (equivalent to 1,500-word/member)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO4, SILO5

Written assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZhanming Liang

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via video conference.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short answer questions (1,500 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-mins group presentation together with a group written submission (equivalent to 1,500-word/member)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO4, SILO5

Written assignment (2000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO4