|Subject Code and Title||PUBH6003: Health Systems and Economics|
|Assessment||Assessment 2: Case Study|
|Individual/Group||Part A: Group presentation|
Part B: Individual written submission
|Length||Part A: 20 minute group presentation and submission of presentation|
Part B: Case Study Summary 1,000 words (+/- 10%)
|Learning Outcomes||This assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:|
The opportunity to research a particular country’s healthcare system will facilitate understanding of the interdependent relationship between economics, health care and public health. You can begin to get an understanding of the way a country perceives health and well-being by examining the areas to which resources are allocated, how efficiently they are managed, and how effective they are in terms of health care outcomes.
Select a public health system in a country of your choosing (other than your own).
Part A: Group Presentation Assessment Description:
In a small group of 3 to 4 students prepare your presentation, discuss the following issues:
How the public health system is both organised and funded. As part of this, describe the following:
How your chosen country performs in terms of the key elements or building blocks of the health system (as identified by WHO 2007; 2009) e.g. are there key workforce shortages in a particular profession and how might imbalances be addressed; and is the workforce appropriately trained to develop core competencies?
Explain what cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis are and how they could be used to assist with resource allocation in relation to analysing the health system (you are not expected to perform the analysis, but you are required to understand these key concepts and say how you might go about the analysis). Additionally, describe a potential health system reform you could implement in your chosen country to improve weaknesses in the system.
Part B: Individual Case Study Summary
In 1000 words (+/- 10%), write a summary of the key points from the three sections of Part A. This should include a concise summary of:
Note: This is an individual assessment and students must work independently to create their own individual work
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