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PUBH203 Health Policy and Politics: Global and Local

Analysis of health policymaking processes, and approaches to organising, financing and providing health care in New Zealand and overseas, with reference to public policy, politics, economics and management.

Paper title Health Policy and Politics: Global and Local
Paper code PUBH203
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $899.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,680.00

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108 points
HEAL 203
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Paper Structure
  • Assignment 1 20%
  • Assignment 2 30%
  • Exam 50%
No textbook required
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the process and politics of health policymaking
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of frameworks for analysing health policy and health systems
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the various means by which health services are organised, funded and delivered in different countries
  4. Analyse and discuss various health policy issues and cases

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
B1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Friday 10:00-10:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21
A2 Friday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21