The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


The course will cover the broad picture of the delivery of health care in Australia from the international, federal, state, local area and hospital perspectives. The course aims to provide candidates with the basic understanding of the Australian health care system to enable them to develop management and leadership skills appropriate to their level of service delivery. Particular emphasis will be paid to the economics and governance of the health care system.

International and offshore students will apply the learning outcomes to their country of origin.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss and critique Australia's position on health performance from an international perspective.

2. Interpret drivers of reform and compare governance and accountability frameworks from a local, national and international perspective.

3. Analyse systems for financing health and explain performance measures.

4. Relate to emerging technology and illustrate application in the clinical setting.


This course uses e-learning strategies to study the organisation and infrastructure of the Australian Health system with respect to health care delivery. The Australian health system will first be put into an international perspective before being considered at National, State and Local levels with respect to funding, health statistics, work force considerations, quality and safety and directions of health care in Australia with respect to particular disease and service areas.

International and offshore students will apply the learning outcomes to their country of origin.

Learning will be online. It will build upon the candidate's existing knowledge and use resources that may be added to the candidate's personal portfolio and act as a lifelong learning and information resource.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Presentation: Report with Presentation and Reflective Blog

Report: Field Study with Written Report

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term