Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds From our first breath to our last, our everyday lives are impacted by a myriad of factors affecting our health and wellbeing. What we eat, where we live, how much we exercise, our genetics, and the available health services, all play a part in determining the quality and duration of our lives and the healthcare we will require. Health systems are facing unprecedented challenges. Service providers, private health insurers, professional associations, pharmaceutical companies and community groups, are all among a varied collection of bodies with key roles in the health policy conundrum. In this course, you’ll be taking on the role of a key player involved in the crafting of health policy.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 seconds You’ll interact with a range of experts across disciplines and organisations, including public health, service providers, tech developers and health economics.
Skip to 1 minute and 13 seconds You’ll be: 1. Applying key concepts and philosophies that underpin health policy and governance;
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds Investigating the role of power, politics and ideology shaping health policy; 3. Examining governance arrangements and policy alternatives for cross cutting health issues; 4. Discussing the role of institutions and the policy context forging healthcare systems. Healthcare is complex, and rapidly evolving. Society is looking for its innovative, responsive and socially-aware leaders to take on the many challenges facing our health systems. Take on the role in this course and you will have the opportunity to design effective health responses and ensure people receive the right care, delivered at the right time, by the right team, in the right place, with the right resources. Trailer footage is (c) Getty Images.