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Health Policy (POPH90206)

Find the subject in the Handbook here. Schedule: March (Dual Delivery)

Subject Description

This subject examines government-led decisions that shape health objectives at regional and national levels, encompassing health services, programs, regulations, organizations, societal factors, culture, and the environment. It explores health policy's nature, policy instruments, and the policy-making process, including agenda setting and influencing frameworks. The role of evidence in policy formation, considering effectiveness, efficiency, and equity, is a key focus. Students will learn about policy analysis, considering legal, political, managerial, sociological, ethical, epidemiological, and economic perspectives in various health policy contexts, both in Australia and internationally.

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• Essay due at the beginning of the 4th week of teaching - 2,000 words (40%)

Essay due during the University's examination period - 3,000 words (60%)

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