HEALTH POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

PHE5POL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus of this introductory subject is on the theory and practice of health policy, including health system policy, healthcare policy and public health policy. Students will develop skills to participate competently in the design and critical analysis of policy at a level appropriate to a health policy advisor. The process of policy will be conceptualised in terms of development, advocacy, implementation and evaluation. Key themes are: What is policy? H ow and when is policy formulated? Who is involved in policy and why? How is policy implemented and monitored? How is policy reviewed, evaluated and improved? Various theories and frameworks that seek to explain the policy making process will be introduced and critiqued. Institutional systems and structures that influence health policy making will be examined. Particular attention will be given to explore the contemporary policy environment and political landscape that influence policy making, and the use of advocacy, evidence and policy instruments for implementing policy. The roles of interest groups in policy process will be explored. Case studies will be used to illustrate key policy issues.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Special conditionsClasses are held at the City Campus. PHE5POL is offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Making health policy

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AuthorBuse, K., Mays, N. and Walt G.

Year2012

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PublisherOPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Policy

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorColebatch H.

Year2009

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PublisherOPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Understanding the Australian health care system

Resource TypeRecommended

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

Year2016

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PublisherELSEVIER

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Public health practice in Australia: The organised effort

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLin, V., Smith J. and Fawkes, S.

Year2014

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PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN

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Health care and public policy: An Australian analysis

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorPalmer, G., and Short, S.

Year2014

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PublisherMACMILLAN

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify, analyse and critically appraise the major state, national and international institutions, stakeholders and arrangements that shape and deliver health policy
02. Critically analyse and synthesise different forces involved in the contemporary policy environment within which health policy making occurs
03. Differentiate theories, models and frameworks of the policy process and use them to analyse contemporary health policy issues and arguments
04. Independently evaluate existing policy on a significant public health or health s issue, and make recommendations for improvements

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