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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 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 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,444.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,337.00

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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 PUBH702 or PUBH706, but not both, may enrol for PUBH714. (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.wellington@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: publichealth.dunedin@otago.ac.nz 

Teaching staff

Wellington Campus: Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman
Christchurch Campus: Dr Angela Curl (Overall Convenor)
Dunedin Campus: Dr Adam Fusheini 

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: 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
  • 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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Timetable

1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021)

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

1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021)

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 28-33

1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 5 September 2021)

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 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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 PUBH702 or PUBH706, but not both, may enrol for PUBH714. (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.wellington@otago.ac.nz
Christchurch Campus: publichealth.christchurch@otago.ac.nz
Dunedin Campus: publichealth.dunedin@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Wellington Campus: Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman
Christchurch Campus: To be confirmed
Dunedin Campus: Dr Adam Fusheini (Overall Convenor)

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
  • 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

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022)

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

1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022)

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 28-33

1st Non standard period (11 July 2022 - 4 September 2022)

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

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