Courses & Units

Health Economics CAM628

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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Ms Megan Smith
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply economic theory to a variety of health sector issues
  • Evaluate and critically appraise economic studies of health care intervention
  • Compare and contrast the range of evaluation techniques
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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully Flexible on-line

AssessmentOnline quizzes (10%)|Discussion board participation (20%)|Essay (35%)|Critical Review of a Journal Article (35%)
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