This topic addresses the structure and function of health and aged care systems including the determinants of health and wellbeing, frameworks for description and analysis of health and aged care systems and policies. Particular reference will be made to major sub-systems including mental health, aged care, primary health care, and Aboriginal health care. The topic also explores the roles of politics, power, funding and stakeholders, as well as mechanisms for influencing policy change and development.
The aim of this topic is to provide students with an understanding of the structure and dynamics of health and aged care systems and the policies that shape them.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of the topic, students should be able to:
provide a clear overview of their health and aged care systems; their structure, funding, dynamics and reform agendas
demonstrate an understanding of policy processes, drivers of policy development and change and the roles of key stakeholders
critically analyse the key factors that shape health and aged care systems and their policy priorities.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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