University of Technology Sydney

090015 Global Health Systems

3cp; 7hpw online activities, weekly online tutorial; availability: online coursework degrees students only
Requisite(s): 090019c Planetary Health
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This subject provides a critical understanding of the effect of economic, political, social and environmental factors and structures on the organisation and performance of health systems. Students develop an appreciation of health systems in different societies and the roles of different organisations and institutions that affect global health policy. Case studies from high-, low- and middle-income countries are used to illustrate the challenges health systems face on national, regional and global scales. Students identify and critically examine the role of public health in global health systems, and how public health research and practice can be used to inform and engage with a variety of stakeholders to strengthen health systems.

Typical availability

Spring session

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