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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Economics of Health and Wellbeing
Unit code BEA311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics


Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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