With global healthcare systems struggling to keep up with population growth, this unit identifies weaknesses and helps you develop potential solutions. From funding, policies and infrastructure to social and political stability and climate change, there are a number of growing threats to healthcare.

You’ll analyse the current state of healthcare, while exploring the private and public sectors as well as their social and economic implications. With a comparative viewpoint between global systems, you will complete this unit with a comprehensive understanding of where the sector’s at and where it needs to be.

In this unit, you will study:

  • Health systems and health policy
  • Population outcomes
  • Social, cultural, environmental, economic and political factors impacting healthcare systems
  • Private, public, regulated and deregulated healthcare
  • International comparisons for healthcare systems
  • Social, political and environmental change and the future of health systems.


Please refer to the teaching and assessment breakdown for this unit.


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Healthcare Leadership.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.