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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Explores the complex interactions between population-based characteristics that impact on health, quality of life (including social and political stability, employment, environmental degradation, climate change) and health care systems (such as funded programs, policy, infrastructure). This will involve exploration of a range of inputs and outputs (such as quality of life and disability adjusted life expectancy) to and from these systems.

Unit content

  • Health systems, health care systems and health policy
  • Population outcomes
  • Social, cultural, environmental, economic and political factors impacting health care systems
  • Private, public, regulated and deregulated health care
  • International comparisons for health care systems
  • Social, political and environmental change and the future of health systems

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explore the differences between health systems and health care systems Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2describe and critique the various types of population health outcomes used to evaluate the success of health care systemsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3analyse the range of social , cultural, environmental, economic and political factors which impact on health care systemsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4critique of the strengths and weaknesses of private, public, regulated and deregulated health careEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
5compare national and international health care systems across a range of performance indicators. Ethical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
6demonstrate advanced knowledge of the impact of political, social and environmental change on the possible futures of health systemsEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explore the differences between health systems and health care systems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe and critique the various types of population health outcomes used to evaluate the success of health care systems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. analyse the range of social , cultural, environmental, economic and political factors which impact on health care systems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. critique of the strengths and weaknesses of private, public, regulated and deregulated health care
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. compare national and international health care systems across a range of performance indicators.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. demonstrate advanced knowledge of the impact of political, social and environmental change on the possible futures of health systems
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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