HEC5870 - Advanced health economics A - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Centre for Health Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer


Dr Sonja Kassenboehmer

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


The achievement of efficiency in the health sector. Alternative approaches to allocative efficiency, recent developments in the management of the market, and efficiency in hospitals. Aspects of evaluation techniques including recent developments in quality of life measurement, statistical issues, and modelling techniques.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. undertake sound research in health economics
  2. have knowledge of the major issues in health economics and the capacity to judge the importance of these issues
  3. function as independent professional health economist.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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