Unit 3: Health care in Australia

Reason For Learning

Australia's health system plays an important role in influencing the health outcomes of all Australians. Many health initiatives are delivered through the health system. All levels of government, as well as the private sector, play a role in delivering health care to the population.

Learning Intention

•Models of health and health promotion including: biomedical model of health; social model of health; the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion; •The role of VicHealth in promoting health including: the mission and strategic priorities of VicHealth; potential health outcomes of a VicHealth- funded project and how it reflects the social model of health; • Australia’s health system including: local, state and federal governments’ responsibilities for health and health funding; the values that underpin the Australian health system; Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and private health insurance;

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