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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Graduate Diploma in Health Policy

  • Graduate Diploma

The postgraduate health policy program provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of health systems and policy making processes.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
GNHEAPOL1000, 053868J
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$30,500 per year
International Fees
$46,500 per year

About this course

 

The postgraduate health policy program provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of health systems and policy making processes. It offers a critical perspective on how health systems operate and the forces that shape the health policy environment. The program is offered at three award levels graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master's degree. Graduates will have a comprehensive and practical understanding of policymaking, including economic evaluation; health financing and budgets; power, politics and agenda setting; and the critical use of evidence.

This course is designed for health practitioners who are interested in learning more about how health priorities are set and wish to gain a broader understanding of health systems. It is also for those already engaged in or planning careers in public policy who wish to extend their knowledge of health policy and policy making.

Completion of this Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree.

Why study health policy with us?

  • Learn how to develop and implement health policy.
  • Analyse current health policies and policy processes.
  • Learn about the current issues in the Australian healthcare system.
  • Develop applied skills in policy analysis, health financing, economic evaluation and critical appraisal techniques.
  • Understand emerging issues from international trends.
  • Identify and analyse politics and power in health policy.
  • Gain a critical perspective on how healthcare is delivered in Australia.
  • Graduate with professional confidence to work across the health sector.

 

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
80.2%
Overall satisfaction
75.2%
Skill scale
66.2%
Teaching scale
81.9%
Employed full-time
$75.1k
Average salary