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MPH5272

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Coordinator(s)

Dr Heather Rowe

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit will examine reform and development in health services from an international, national and local perspective. The focus of the unit will explore the implementation of health policy reform and the multitude of issues, drivers, demands, complexities and consequent impacts related to reform. Areas of concentration include international and national governing entities, the Australian health care system, developed and developing country health systems, roles of institutions (hospitals), an various applications of reform movements/models in care delivery.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the drivers of reform at the 'system', 'institution' and 'care delivery' levels;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the mechanisms or approaches used in health service reform at the 'system', 'institution' and 'care delivery' levels;
  3. Describe some of the international and national agencies and entities that influence health service reform;
  4. Apply a knowledge of the structure, function and management of the Australian health care system;
  5. Compare and contrast the reform agenda in a sample of developed countries and contrast those with the Australian agenda;
  6. Apply an understanding of the role of hospitals in health service reform;
  7. Reflect on the complexities and challenges involved in implementing reform;
  8. Think critically about the application of various reform movements/models at the 'care delivery' level.

Assessment

Web-based tasks (50%)
Written assignments (50%)

Workload requirements

15 contact hours over 2 block days.

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Chief examiner(s)

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