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Graduate Certificate in One Health
Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership
I found the quizzes useful. I also enjoyed the readings. I am definitely more aware of the challenges we face with our biosecurity in Australia, and I feel like I am more aware of how I can contribute. Very well structured and interesting!Lauren Manont, Graduate Certificate in One Health
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The Health Economics and Finance unit will introduce you to key conceptual frameworks and principles of health care economics. It examines the core theories of supply and demand in both Australian and international health care systems, including the importance of information, the critical role of insurance, hospital financing and delivery, long-term care organisation, pay-for-performance schemes, and private/public mix in finance and provision of health care.
Microeconomics of Healthcare Markets
Explore the origins of health economics, including efficiencies in funding arrangements, as well as inequities in information provision and knowledge.
Production of Health and Demand for Healthcare
Learn how health is produced as the ultimate output in the health sector, as well as the demand placed on it.
Hospital and Insurance Industries
Explore the role of the insurance market, including players and profits, as well as hospitals and hospital services.
Health Economics: From the Individual to the International
This course asks the question; can you put a price on health? What responsibilities exist?
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Global Biosecurity for One Health
Explore the One Health approach, develop your understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of pests and diseases and explore how biosecurity can protect human, animal and environmental health.
Healthy Futures: How Can We Create the Most Effective Healthcare System?
Gain insight into global challenges in healthcare and how public health policies affect our daily lives. Explore how to design health responses to ensure that people can access the right care and discover what it takes solve some of the world’s biggest health problems.
Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
Learn what it means to be secure by developing your knowledge of global challenges posed by conflict and terrorism. Get an introduction to issues of security, terrorism and counter terrorism, the causes behind security threats, and the weapons and technology used in response.
Studying through FutureLearn
Social learning is a key characteristic of the FutureLearn platform, so as well as critique and quiz activities, there will be ample opportunity to engage and converse with your peers.
How it works
- Introduce yourself to your classmates and academics - you'll be notified when the course is ready to start.
- Start the course - your ‘to do list’ in the FutureLearn dashboard will show you what you need to do next.
- Complete and decide what's next - if you choose to continue studies, often the free taster module can be counted towards a full degree
How to apply as a current Murdoch student
You may be given the opportunity to complete a unit via FutureLearn as part of your course.
- Enrol in the unit by logging in to MyInfo and select 'Enrol'.
- Follow the self enrolment steps and when you get to the 'Units' step, search for the unit and select the version with the FTLEARN campus/location.
- You will be given further instructions about setting up your FutureLearn account.
You must complete the free taster course as part of the unit. Please note that this will start earlier than your other units.
When can I study?
Courses are available over three teaching periods throughout the year:
Teaching Period 1: 28th January - 10th May 2019
Teaching Period 2: 13th May - 23rd August 2019
Teaching Period 3: 26th August - 6th December 2019