Courses & Units

Health Economics CAM628

Hobart

Introduction

This unit aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of health economics, its value and limitations. It will familiarise participants with the application of economic theory to health and health care issues, and review and analyse policy and practice in the health care sector. There will be a particular focus on economic evaluation, why it is important for decision-making and how it is undertaken. Students will be required to engage in on-line discussions on relevant topics, carry out a critical appraisal of some economic analysis and complete a written assignment.

Summary

Unit name Health Economics
Unit code CAM628
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Silvana Bettiol and Martin Hensher

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 061300

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully Flexible on-line

Assessment

Critical review of a journal article/essay (2000 words) (35%)
Essay (3500 words) (35%)
Online Quiz (10%)
Contribution to discussion boards (20%)

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Textbooks

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