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Health Economics PG (10057.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health


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  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (196482) - View
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  • Winter Term, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (180645) - View
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  • Winter Term, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (156059) - View

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The purpose of this unit is to provide an introduction to the approach, concepts and models used by economists in addressing issues in health and health care.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply and critically evaluate the main economic concepts relating to health and health care; health policy and institutions;

2. Demonstrate a deep understanding of issues and problems in the funding, provision, utilisation and evaluation of health services from an economic perspective;

3. Apply knowledge of the institutional arrangements for the financing and delivery of health care services to discuss alternative arrangements from an economic perspective; and

4. Develop a coherent and sustained argument on the usefulness of economic analysis in promoting an efficient and equitable health care system.

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Contact Hours

Up to 10 hours per week or intensive.





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