Global Health Systems and Policy

Course code PUBH6305Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course will cover health systems and policy to equip students with a conceptual understanding and a set of tools to address major public health challenges from a health systems and health policy perspective. The unit will provide an understanding of health systems including specific topics such as health workforce, financing, service delivery, information systems and health policy, and how these impact health interventions and health status in countries. A case study approach will then provide students with concrete examples of health systems and policy challenges.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and critically examine the components of Health Systems in resource poor settings.
2. Bring evidenced based solutions and current International best practice to strengthen Health Systems.
ContentThe course will be designed with 9 Modules, and will have both internal and external delivery modes. The content of the Modules will include the following:
• Overview and Introduction to Health Systems and Policy.
• Financing of Health Systems.
• Human Resources for Health.
• Health Information Systems.
• Medical Products and Technologies.
• Health Service Provision Paradigms.
• Governance and Health Systems.
• Health Policy
• Globalization and Health Systems & Policy.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents will have a qualification or experience in a health related field, and will have an understanding of the basic principles of public health.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThree written assignments.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PUBH6305