Health and Healthcare in Australia (NHPHS1401)

This course introduces students to the broad concepts surrounding demographic characteristics of the Australian population: Location, age, ethnicity, gender, Socio-economic status and education. Changes in the Australian population over time: births, deaths, migration and changes in the composition of the population will be examined. Throughout this course, epidemiological pattern of the Australian population, what makes people sick and well will be explored. Factors that impact on the health status of the population and how these factors are measured, comparisons of the health status of Australia with other nations, the structure of the Australian health care system, how decision are made about health service activity, access, resource allocation, federal/state relations, paying for health will all be explored. Methods for accessing health and demographic data will also be introduced as well as the interpretation of data.

For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 182kB).

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Band 2

Commonwealth supported place

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2023 contribution amount - commencing student* $1,037
2023 contribution amount - grandfathered student* $1,037

* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.

Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount

Domestic full fee paying

Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the subject fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. Please visit student fees website to find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule

International full fee paying

International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the subject fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. Please visit student fees website to find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule

Semester census dates

It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making desicions about enrolment. Detailed semester, teaching locations and census date information can be found on HE Census Dates and Teaching Period page.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer semester
Semesters Calendar
31 March 2023
15 August 2023
10 December 2023
Trimester Calendar
31 March 2023
15 August 2023
10 December 2023