University of Technology Sydney

92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System

6cp; 3 x 7hrs (workshops, on campus) [COVID-19 restrictions permitting], 15-20hpw (self-study, groupwork and participation in online activities) (Spring session). To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first four weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face to face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 96337 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System



In this subject, students tackle practical challenges at the cutting edge of health service design and management. Undertaking research in realistic and professionally relevant projects, students develop innovative solutions to the structure and management of a range of health services.

Students will work to develop and refine their knowledge of the major structural and functional components of healthcare systems by examining the Australian system. By understanding how health systems and other service provision models develop, evolve and perform, students acquire a foundation for leading and influencing the direction of health care.

Working on a challenge brief from a portfolio of health sector projects, students conduct valuable research and generate meaningful solutions for the sector. The projects share a common focus on the changing relationships between healthcare providers, the insurance sector, government and the wider community. Industry partners may include public, private, primary and tertiary care as well as payers, providers and suppliers.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Spring session, City campus

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