Economics of Health and Wellbeing applies economic concepts to the study of healthcare and wellbeing from a variety of different perspectives. Students will apply economic principles to study health issues from the perspective of individuals, businesses, healthcare organisations and the government. Students will apply economic principles to insurance markets, study risk, risky behavior and addiction. The role of public policy in the health sector is closely examined. Students will analyse the ways in which health and wellbeing can impact the aggregate macroeconomy.
|Unit name||Economics of Health and Wellbeing|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Ananta Neelim|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply economic concepts and theories to identify and then analyse factors that affect individual and social health and wellbeing decisions.
- Apply economic analytical techniques to analyse public policy issues in health and wellbeing.
- Explore appropriate use of public policy tools including behavioural insights driven tools to address different issues in health and wellbeing.
- Effectively communicate research.
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|Assessment||Workshop Activities (20%)|Online Assignment (30%)|Research Paper (50%)|
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