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PUBH714 Public Policy and Health Systems

How government is structured; contribution of public policy and health policy to population health; policy advocacy; funding and organisation of health systems with a New Zealand focus.

The aim of this paper is to analyse the roles and function of public policy, health policy and health systems in fostering population health.

Paper title Public Policy and Health Systems
Paper code PUBH714
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (4 September 2017 - 27 October 2017), 1st Non standard period (4 September 2017 - 27 October 2017), 1st Non standard period (4 September 2017 - 27 October 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Restriction
PUBH 702 and PUBH 706
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealthSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) Students who have passed either PUBH 702 or PUBH 706, but not both, may enrol for PUBH 714. (ii) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (iii) This paper runs for the second half of second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman
Christchurch Campus: Dr Lee Thompson (Overall Convenor)
Dunedin Campus: Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Paper Structure
  1. Introduction: Public policy, health policy and health systems
  2. Policy models and policymaking
  3. An overview of the policy process and public policy advocacy
  4. Understanding health systems and the New Zealand health system
  5. New Zealand's health system: Key issues facing health systems 1
  6. New Zealand's health system: Key issues facing health systems 2
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 To be confirmed
  • Assignment 2 To be confirmed
Teaching Arrangements
Monday afternoons: 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Textbooks
No textbook. Readings will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Critically discuss the role of both public policy and health policy in population health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health system organisation and the influence of health systems on public health

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Assessment

Assignment 1 TBC
Assignment 2 TBC

Further Information

Katrina Hogg
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (4 September 2017 - 27 October 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (4 September 2017 - 27 October 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-15:50 36-41

1st Non standard period (4 September 2017 - 27 October 2017)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

How government is structured; contribution of public policy and health policy to population health; policy advocacy; funding and organisation of health systems with a New Zealand focus.

The aim of this paper is to analyse the ideological foundations, structure and functions of public policy (including health policy) and health systems. Students will gain valuable practical skills in policy advocacy.

Paper title Public Policy and Health Systems
Paper code PUBH714
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018), 1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018), 1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,373.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,745.00

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Restriction
PUBH 702 and PUBH 706
Limited to
MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealthSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
Notes
(i) Students who have passed either PUBH 702 or PUBH 706, but not both, may enrol for PUBH 714. (ii) PGCertPHC and PGDipPHC students require approval from the Board of Studies in Primary Health Care to enrol for this paper. (iii) This paper runs for the second half of second semester. (iv) Please note that from 2019, this paper will be offered in the first half of The second semester.
Eligibility
Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent.
Contact
Wellington Campus: publichealth.uow@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: postgrad.publichealthdunedin@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Wellington Campus: Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman
Christchurch Campus: Dr Lee Thompson (Overall Convenor)
Dunedin Campus: Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Paper Structure
  1. Introduction to Public Policy and Health Systems
  2. Public health and/in the New Zealand Health and Disability system
  3. Key challenges facing the New Zealand Health and Disability system
  4. Topic-based case study
  5. Advocating for change - Policy making and policy advocacy
  6. Topic-based case study and conclusion
Assessment:
  • Assignment 1: To be confirmed
  • Assignment 2: To be confirmed
Teaching Arrangements
Monday afternoons: 1pm - 4pm
Textbooks
No textbook. Readings will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different political ideologies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of public policy and health systems to population health
  • Demonstrate skills in policy advocacy

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Assessment

Assignment 1 TBC
Assignment 2 TBC

Further Information

Katrina Hogg
Department of Population Health
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
Tel 64 3 364 3602
Email katrina.hogg@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-15:50 36-41

1st Non standard period (3 September 2018 - 26 October 2018)

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle