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Australian Health Care System - NURS3015

Year - 2020

This unit of study takes a big-picture perspective to explore the political dimensions of health and healthcare in the Australian context. It focuses on the ways in which political imperatives influence conceptualisations of health and illness, and the organisation and delivery of healthcare. The structure and funding models of the Australian healthcare system are critically examined, as is the policy process and its implications for the way care is conceptualised and delivered in Australia. The unit compares the Australian system with other national health-care systems to broaden the perspective and enable students to develop their understanding of how the Australian system is situated, and perceived, internationally. Workforce issues are explored, including the various roles of healthcare professionals and the ways in which these roles, and associated inter-professional relationships, may change over time. Throughout the unit, there is an emphasis on nursing as a critically important profession within the broader healthcare arena.

13x2-hr lectures, and 8x2-hr tutorials

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline


48 Year 1 credit points and 36 Year 2 credit points


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
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
Mallet St
Courses that offer this unit

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