Health Economics PG (10057.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Itismita Mohanty|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Itismita Mohanty|
- Guinness L, Wiseman V. Introduction to health economics. McGraw-Hill Education (UK); 2011 Sep 15.
- Bhattacharya J, Hyde T, Tu P. Health economics. Macmillan International Higher Education; 2014 Oct 30. Part V (Chapters 15-18), Pp 306-400 [Health Policy]
- Santerre RE, Neun SP. Health economics: Theory, insights, and industry studies. Cengage Learning; 2012 Jul 12.
- Charles E. Phelps. Health Economics, 6th ed. New York: Routledge; 2018.
- Folland S, Goodman AC, Stano M. The economics of health and health care. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall; 2007.
- Feldstein PJ. Health care economics. Cengage Learning; 2012 Aug 8.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To ensure academic integrity the Assignment will be subjected to text matching software, known as URKUND. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with URKUND and how to self-check and submit their assignments using the URKUND platform. In this unit, written assignments submitted only through this system will be assessed. For additional information on the text matching software visit: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/mod/book/tool/print/index.php?id=629001
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Please allow time to study, and use the student forums on Canvas to ask questions.
Successful completion requires full understanding and familiarity with the reading materials offered as part of the Unit.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213454)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208337)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201793)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (196482)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (189944)
- Winter Term, 2018, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180645)