Organisation of the Health System [HIHSI18-31A]

Organisation of the Health System [HIHSI18-31A]


Understanding the healthcare system in which you work including  digital initiatives and where they fit in the system.


This is a full postgraduate  unit of study which  provides a framework within which any national or regional health system can be defined including capital and service infrastructures, funding mechanisms, workforce and statistical data collection methods, and supply chain aspects. It compliments knowledge and skills acquired from undertaking previous foundation units. Students will acquire the skills and techniques required to apply problem solving skills using a computational thinking process. This unit focuses on structural aspects relative to desirable health IT infra- and info-structures.

At the completion of this section you should be able to:

  • Identify and and describe your National Health System structure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the critical factors supporting sustainability.
  • Explain how a digital environment is best able to provide the evidence required for policy development, implementation and evaluation.


Textbook            Hovenga et al (Eds) Health Informatics: An Overview

Chapters 2,3 & 4 plus 26, 27 and 28.


This is a full postgraduate subject for which you may be able to obtain credit.  Contact us to discuss.