University of Technology Sydney

92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
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This subject introduces students to the major structural and functional components of health care systems, both in Australia and overseas. Key arrangements, stakeholders, processes and performance trends are explored. Students develop the ability to critically evaluate and plan strategies to address major challenges facing health care systems. In this way, the subject provides a foundation for students to understand and influence health care system improvement from an evidence-informed position.

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