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    Overview

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Public Policy and Health Systems
    Subject Public Health
    EFTS 0.125
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (8 July 2024 - 30 August 2024) (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (8 July 2024 - 30 August 2024) (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (8 July 2024 - 30 August 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,551.63
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    MA, MHealSc, MPH, DPH, PGDipArts, PGDipHealMgt, PGDipHealthSc, PGDipPHC, PGCertPH, PGCertPHC
    Eligibility
    Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline or recognised equivalent.
    Contact

    Wellington Campus: publichealth.wellington@otago.ac.nz
    Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@otago.ac.nz
    Dunedin Campus: publichealth.dunedin@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Wellington Campus: To be confirmed

    Christchurch Campus: Dr Angela Curl

    Dunedin Campus: Professor Robin Gauld

    Paper Structure
    1. Introduction to Public Policy and Health Systems
    2. Topic-based case study
    3. Public health and/in the New Zealand Health and Disability system
    4. Key challenges facing the New Zealand Health and Disability system
    5. Advocating for change - Policy making and policy advocacy
    6. Topic-based case study and conclusion

    Assessment:

    • Assignment 1: Case study based around your health related issue (50%)
    • Assignment 2: Policy submission advocating for change related to your topic (50%)
    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

    Students who successfully complete the paper will:

    • 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.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of equity and different institutional approaches to promoting equity.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori health.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of systems thinking as applied to public policy and health systems

    Timetable

    1st Non standard period (8 July 2024 - 30 August 2024)

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

    1st Non standard period (8 July 2024 - 30 August 2024)

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

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 13:00-15:50 28-34

    1st Non standard period (8 July 2024 - 30 August 2024)

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