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TM4401 - Health, Policy and Planning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and other health science courses.

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: HS1401


Townsville, Study Period 8, Block
Census Date 16-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 30-Jul-2012 to 10-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); individual assignment (25%); group assignment (25%).

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