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|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,444.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,337.00|
- PUBH 702 and PUBH 706
- Limited to
- MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealthSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
- (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.
- Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent.
- More information link
- View more information on postgraduate studies in Public Health
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Introduction to Public Policy and Health Systems
- Public health and/in the New Zealand Health and Disability system
- Key challenges facing the New Zealand Health and Disability system
- Topic-based case study
- Advocating for change - Policy making and policy advocacy
- Topic-based case study and conclusion
- Assignment 1: To be confirmed
- Assignment 2: To be confirmed
- Teaching Arrangements
Monday afternoons: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- 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,
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- 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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