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With advances in technology, increasing life expectancy and the prevalence of age-related illnesses adding to the complexity of the national and global healthcare landscape, health policy has become one of the defining issues of our time.
This online postgraduate unit in Health Policy from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University offers you the opportunity to examine policy processes in relation to the crucial issue of public health. These include addresses the health needs of a changing population, inequalities in healthcare access, social determinants of health, and how healthcare systems are organised and financed.
The unit is suitable for postgraduate students who wish to develop their knowledge of health policies for either career advancement or further academic study into the field of public health. You will learn how to describe policy processes in relation to healthcare, compare and contrast key issues, study and critique different approaches and construct health policy evaluations.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
In this Health Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
This unit will give you an opportunity to acquire a detailed practical and theoretical understanding of health policy, enabling you to carry out independent studies and broaden your knowledge base of policy development and implementation processes.
You will learn how to construct health policy evaluations, describe policy processes and apply them authoritatively. You will also have an opportunity to explore the challenges affecting different regions, demographics and countries, and consider ways to develop alternative health policies in response to such issues.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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