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NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 28 November 2022


Pre-requisite: HEA8001 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or PDEV or MNSG or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or GCCO or MCCO or GDCN or GDNG or GCNG or GCHE


The organisation of health care at any level has its origins in the historical, political, economic and socio-cultural influences that shape the development and implementation of health policies. It is important that health care managers, educators and senior clinicians understand and are able to respond in an informed manner to the shifts and changes in health policy and the application of recommendations into practice that impact on the delivery of health care at any level within their community.

This post graduate course focuses on health policy from the perspectives of history, development, critical analysis, application and review. It will enable the student to explain how health policies are developed and how they impact on both the delivery and the receipt of health care. Students will be guided in how to conduct a critical evaluation and review of a health policy utilising a Policy Analysis Framework and the application in practice of recommendations through local procedures, guidelines or implementation strategies. Using this analysis, students will then develop recommendations to improve the structure and application of the policy to health care outcomes.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 November 2022