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ECX9700 - Introduction to health economics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Jennifer Watts


Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit provides an understanding of the microeconomic approach to resource allocation, both in general and specifically, in relation to the health sector. It introduces students to the use of economic tools in the analysis of the 'market' for health care, in terms of efficiency and equity. It also provides an analytical framework for assessment of the Australian health care system, and health policy generally, from an economic perspective.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Two assignments (each 2000 words): 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%