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.
|Unit name||Health Economics|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Ms Megan Smith|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- 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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Fully Flexible on-line
|Assessment||Online quizzes (10%)|Discussion board participation (20%)|Essay (35%)|Critical Review of a Journal Article (35%)|
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