HEALTH ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

PHE5HEF

2021

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlan Shiell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsOffered subject to sufficient to enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Principles in health economics and policy

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorOlsen, J.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply core concepts from (health economics.
02. Discuss the broad dimensions of health expenditure in Australia.
03. Analyse how society should intervene in the determinants that affect health.
04. Analyse how health care should be financed.
05. Analyse how health care providers should be paid.
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, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Shiell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2,000-word assignment (assignment 2).N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 1,500-word assignment (assignment 1).N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online assessment 1,500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Shiell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2,000-word assignment (assignment 2).N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
One 1,500-word assignment (assignment 1).N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Online assessment 1,500 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6