Understanding the Australian Health Care System

MOOC
Understanding the Australian Health Care System
Language
English
Duration
10 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Understanding the Australian Health Care System
What will you learn?
On completion of this course, you should be able to:Explain the structure and layers of the Australian health care system and identify services and practitioners within it
Outline approaches to maintaining standards and how medicines and therapeutic goods are managed
Outline the roles of financing, risk and insurances and identify patient expenses
Map and facilitate a patient journey within the Australian health care system
Have skills to access reliable, up-to-date information about the Australian health care system
About the course

This course will enable you to understand the workings of the Australian health care system. By following in the footsteps of patient journeys, you will gain an experiential understanding of how this multi-layered system operates in the context of the geographic, social and cultural landscapes of Australia and how to successfully navigate within this system.

This course will enable you to answer questions such as:


  • Why are there multiple layers within this health care system?
  • What are these layers and how are they funded?
  • What is the role of insurance in this system?
  • How are medicines regulated and made available in Australia?
  • What services and roles are available in the Australian health care system?
  • How can I facilitate patient journeys through the Australian health care system?

You will engage in many activities throughout this course to explore these and other questions.

Program
Understanding the Australian Health Care System
Understand and navigate the complexities of Australia’s world-leading health care system by following patient journeys.
Lecturers
Cherri Ryan
Cherri Ryan
Lecturer The University of Queensland
Mieke van Driel
Mieke van Driel
Professor The University of Queensland
Allyson Mutch
Allyson Mutch
Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
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