HEALTH ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

PHE5HEF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be given the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of economic principles and their application in health and health care. Basic concepts in economic analysis and the allocation of resources in health care are introduced. The application of economic analysis to health policy issues are explored. This subject should enable students to: provide an economic perspective to key issues in health and health care; and critically appraise health economic evaluation studies.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlan Shiell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient to enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples in health economics and policyPreliminaryOlsen, J.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply core concepts from (health) economics.

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02. Discuss the broad dimensions of health expenditure in Australia.

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03. Analyse how society should intervene in the derminants that affect health.

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04. Analyse how health care should be financed.

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05. Analyse how health care providers should be paid.

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06. Analyse how alternative health care programs should be evaluated to set priorities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Shiell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures are complemented with additional online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word assignment (assignment 2).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 1,500-word assignment (assignment 1).30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online assessment 1,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Shiell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word assignment (assignment 2).40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 1,500-word assignment (assignment 1).30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Online assessment 1,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06