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ECC2700 - Economic issues in health and health care

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Bruce Hollingsworth


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


The nature of the commodity health care and the production of health; traditional alternative theories of demand; economics of insurance and information; behaviour of health care providers including physicians and hospitals; regulation to meet social objectives including equity and justice; hospital payment systems; the role of regulation, licensure and the professions; international comparison of health system design; the technique of using economic evaluation in health care to set priorities.


On completion of this unit students will:


Class presentations: 20%
Essay (1500 words): 15%
Examination (2 hours): 65%

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week