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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 2021

Unit name Health Economics
Unit code CAM628
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Megan Smith

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

Availability

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully Flexible on-line

Assessment

Critical review of a journal article/essay (2000 words) (35%)
Essay (2500 words) (35%)
Online Quiz (10%)
Contribution to discussion boards and activities (20%)

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Textbooks

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