1. Recognise and critique social ideologies and theories which shape public spending on health and aged care and health

policy development;
2. Develop and utilise insight into the relationships between politics and power in the construction of health and aged

care policy;
3. Explore the concept that interest groups exert power and influence in the area of health and aged care policy

formulation;
4. Examine significant historical, structural and environmental factors which affect health and aged care policy

development and translation;
5. Consider the global evolution of health and aged care policies and the organisational patterns of health and aged care

services, with respect to the World Health Organisation?s commitment to Primary Health Care;
6. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal dilemmas and constraints involved in formulating and enacting health and

aged care policies;
7. Examine the impact that social, health and aged care policies have on disadvantaged groups in society;
8. Undertake a critique of workplace practices that are bound by policy.