Graduate Certificate in Health Economics
Course code: 2680 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertHealthEc ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics
Study mode and course location
Off- campus (Clayton)
This course is designed to provide those involved in the health care industry with knowledge and skill in the principles of health economics and their application to health care policy and evaluation. The course provides the skills necessary to analyse components of the health system from an economic perspective, including the evaluation of health care programs and interventions, efficiency in service delivery, and the distribution of health outcomes.
The learning goals associated with this course are to: apply basic economic concepts and the economic way of thinking to the analysis of the health sector; demonstrate an economic way of thinking and appreciation of the role of economic incentives in the achievement of health care objectives; demonstrate an understanding of the role of consumers, funders and providers in the health care sector; describe the institutional arrangements for the financing and provision of health care services in Australia; apply economic techniques such as economic evaluation to health intervention; demonstrate the usefulness of economic analysis in promoting an efficient and equitable health care system; demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of health outcome measurement and its role in economic evaluation.
(a) Students must complete three core units (18 points):
(b) students must complete one elective unit (6 points) from the following:
Progression to further studies
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, with a credit average or above, may be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy.
Centre for Health Economics: telephone +61 3 9905 0733; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Jennifer Watts