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The business of health

Navigate the Australian healthcare system
Better understand one of the largest employers and industrial sectors in the Australian economy by studying our business of health short course, co-provided by the Sydney Business School.

Course overview

Effective leadership in healthcare needs an understanding of the fiscal frameworks and strategies of the public sector. It also needs a grasp of the business models of private players in the health system. 

We explore this complex mix to build an understanding of the inter-relationships among the players in the industry, public and private. The course will explore the financial and regulatory environment in which providers operate and identify the main business models used by different players in the industry, including service providers, private insurers, employers, and government regulators. We will also look at consumer-driven businesses seeking to disrupt the way healthcare is provided.

The course draws on expert lecturers, international comparisons and case studies to give an understanding of the incentives and constraints that shape strategies to create value in healthcare. Students will learn the basics of business model development and strategic planning from both private and public sectors.

Important: This short course is a variant of the unit of study, The Business of Health (HPOL5006). It enables you to complete the unit without formal university enrolment. You will receive a certificate of completion, however, you will not receive credit points towards a University of Sydney degree.

To receive credit points and an academic transcript, please see the Medicine Postgraduate Non Award.

Key information
Course fee $1500 (including GST) (10% discount for 5 or more participants from the same organisation)
Course structure The unit is taught as an intensive with workshops running over four days, supplemented by online activities.
Course dates Tuesday 14th July 2020
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Thursday 16th July 2020
Friday 17th July 2020
Lead Unit Coordinator James Gillespie
Location Seminar Room 312, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown campus
Applications close Tuesday 7th July 2020
Registration Complete this online application.

NB: If you are a University of Sydney staff member and would like to apply, please contact the Office for Teaching and Learning regarding a journal transfer after you have submitted your application form.

Sydney School of Public Health

  • Room 326, Level 3 Edward Ford Building (A27), The University of Sydney NSW, 2006