Courses & Units

Health Policy, Economics and Advocacy CAM638

Introduction

This unit will introduce the principles of economic thinking, including core economic concepts and tools that assist healthcare policy decision-making. There will be a focus on exploring the evidence base, context and economic decisions that occur within the process of public policy development. Students will critically examine the complexities of the economic environment and influence of advocacy coalitions using contemporary policy case studies in the healthcare sector.

Summary

Unit name Health Policy, Economics and Advocacy
Unit code CAM638
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Ms Louise Clark
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

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

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of economic thinking to challenges facing healthcare systems
  • Critically appraise economic evaluations of public health interventions, strategies or policies and how they influence decisions in healthcare policy-making
  • Critique health policy development processes and the interplay between drivers, actors and advocacy, within policy change.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching

AssessmentDiscussion Board (20%)|Critical Appraisal of an Economic Evaluation (40%)|Critical Analysis of Policy Development Process (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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