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.
If you are interested in any of the following questions then this paper is for you: What is health; what is a ‘health system’; and how much does it cost? How do stakeholders such as politicians, health professionals, patients, businesses, and charities/NGOs influence health and health systems? How does the health system in New Zealand differ from those in other countries such as Indonesia, the US and England - and why? What is the difference between inequality and equity - and why does this matter? What lies behind policies influencing the use of alcohol, tobacco, food or policies for the health of refugees, those living in poverty, and disabled people? Your main lecturer and tutors, together with selected expert guest lecturers, will support you to achieve your learning outcomes.
|Paper title||Health Policy and Politics: Global and Local|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$936.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,159.70|
- 108 points
- HEAL 203
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Assignment 1 20%
- Assignment 2 30%
- Exam 50%
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper includes twice-weekly lectures and fortnightly tutorials.
- 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
- Demonstrate an understanding of the process and politics of health policymaking
- Demonstrate an understanding of frameworks for analysing health policy and health systems
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various means by which health services are organised, funded and delivered in different countries
- Analyse and discuss various health policy issues and cases