University of Technology Sydney

96341 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care

6cp; Online; availability: online coursework degrees students only
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care



This subject aims to provide students with essential knowledge and skills relevant to the policy and political environments in which health services operate. It is important for clinicians, health service managers, health service planners and those intending to work in the health service environment to understand the political environment in which decisions are made, how government health policies are formulated and enacted, and how they are received.

The subject covers: the ideological frameworks underpinning public policy development; the policy formulation process; power differentials in the development and acceptance of health policies; and the role of stakeholders on the policy process; the influence of media in policy decisions; how the health and political systems manage complex and grey issues; and facilitators and challenges to policy implementation.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Spring session, City campus


This subject was formerly called Power and Politics in Health Care.

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