This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous and health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies. The course provides a career pathway for health professionals, government employees, consultants and other professionals who want to pursue a career in health policy or have reached their desired role and wish to deepen their professional knowledge and experience.
A graduate of this course is able to: demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (Professional Behaviour and Accountability) retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence to influence health policy (Critical Thinking) demonstrate team and leadership skills while considering health in a global context (Leadership and Teamwork) effectively and appropriately communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of contexts (Communication) reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practice; planning for and implementing ongoing personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning) be professionally and culturally competent, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (Indigenous Awareness).
Career options include positions in Commonwealth and state departments of health, community and consumer-based advocacy groups, government and not-for-profit organisations, local health district services, and non-government service providers.
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Last updated July 2, 2016