9 – 13 July 2018
The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus
This subject will provide students with the analytical frameworks for exploring the social dynamics, institutions and structures that constitute health systems globally. The subject will enhance students’ ability to undertake a critical and comparative analysis of health systems in a range of countries and settings, using appropriate evidence and analytical tools. Issues that will be addressed in this subject include, but may not be limited to: global disparities in health system expenditures and outcomes, factors influencing health systems, health system structures, health system reform, health system strengthening approaches and strategies, intergovernmental relations, official development assistance for health, health financing systems, health workforce supply and policy, general practice and primary healthcare, complementary health systems, health system orientation for Indigenous peoples, performance measurement, and policy processes that inform health system decision-making. The course will take examples and materials from the Australian health system, health systems across the Asia-Pacific region and the wider global experience.