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TM4401 - Health, Policy and Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and other health science courses. Students must complete all 3rd year level subjects before enrolling in this subject unless they have prior approval from their academic advisor.

Health professionals need an understanding of the interrelationships between public policy and planning for health service delivery. This subject will build the linkages between those two processes and discuss imortant factors that influence them. Methods used in policy development as well as in the planning and evaluation of health programs will be examined and practised. Power relationships will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse health policies and planning processes;
  • define health policy and planning;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the health policy and planning process;
  • identify some of the health policies and planning processes operating in their own health care setting;
  • identify the factors that influence different aspects of the health policy and planning process.
Prerequisites: OT3004 AND OT3005 OR PS4001 OR PS4101


Townsville, Study Period 8, Limited
Census Date 15-Aug-2019
Face to face teaching 05-Aug-2019 to 16-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Professor Richard Franklin
Lecturer: Mr Jack Seaton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 29 hours lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 7 hours practicals
  • 2 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); individual assignment (40%); group assignment (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.