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Unit of Study PBHL1001 - The Australian Health Care System (2023)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

compare and contrast the health of Australians and major elements of the health care system with those of other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations

explain the various factors which influence the health of Australians and the functions of the Australian health care system

explain the impact of health care policy, funding and governance on the Australian health care system

describe the role information technology plays in the Australian health care system

discuss the impact of current trends in the health care system on the health care workforce.

identify various factors which influence the health of priority population groups in Australia