HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
Not currently offered
Credit points: 15
In this advanced health policy subject, students learn how to do policy analysis, methods for policy research and how to evaluate health policy interventions. Students are given the opportunity to explore, within the health field, political institutions, operation and function of government in regulating and funding the health system, and development and implementation of public and other policies. Different theories and frameworks for health policy analysis are explored in depth and applied to a range of health policy problems. Quantitative and qualitative methods used in doing health policy research are discussed (including, for example, case study research, observatory studies, and experimental studies focusing on individual problems and their solutions, political and policy processes, or systems and contexts), and issues involved in designing policy research studies explored. Case studies from domestic and international areas of health policy are presented to illustrate some of the enduring issues of policy analysis as well as exploring specific policy areas.
SchoolPsychology and Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
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Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers. Assumed knowledge: a basic understanding of evaluation methods and research methods.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Analysing health policy: A problem-oriented approach
AuthorBarraclough, B., and Gardner, H.
Public policy: An introduction to the theory and practice of policy analysis
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
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