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Health Service Strategy and Policy - HSBH3003

Year - 2020

This unit of study offers students an insight into the larger picture of how a nation sets priorities for health services. The importance of evidence-based health policy development in planning health services and strategies for increasing the cost-effectiveness of delivering health services will be covered. Students will gain skills in health service needs assessment, measuring cost-effectiveness, macroeconomic evaluation of health services and systems, and health equity assessment. It is envisaged that students will develop a capacity to understand the concept of health policy and its relevance to the delivery of health care services and to take a problem-oriented approach to analysing and evaluating current policy provisions and strategies in the Australian context.

1x2-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week

Tutorial/workshop activities (10%), online activities (15%), 1x15-min group project plan presentation (15%), 1x2500wd group project report (60%)


(HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) OR 12cp of 2000-level units of study


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Kate O'Loughlin
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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