Graduate Certificate of Health Economics

Postgraduate coursework

The Graduate Certificate of Health Economics gives graduates a range of disciplines such as nursing and pharmacy through to business administration and health management and beyond, a foundation in health economics.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Health Economics gives graduates from a range of disciplines such as nursing and pharmacy through to business administration and health management and beyond, a foundation in health economics. It introduces microeconomic concepts relevant to health and economic evaluation to understand the complexities of resource allocation in the health system. Students will learn skills in economic evaluation of health interventions, resource allocation and priority setting.

As a graduate, students will be able to evaluate current research in economic evaluation of health services as well as participate effectively in health policy development and debate. In addition to numerous career opportunities, students will have the opportunity to progress to a Master of Health Economics at Deakin University.

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Course structure

Students must complete 4 credit points of study.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Core units

Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity HAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Health Economics 1 HSH717
  • Economic Evaluation 1 HSH719
  • Trimester 2

  • Resource Allocation and Priority Setting HSH762
  • Plus one elective unit from the following list: 

  • Economic Evaluation - Theory and Practice HSH764
  • Health Economics in a Global Context HSH768
  • Economics for Managers MPE781
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Health Economics
    Year

    2019 

    Deakin code
    H504
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online) 

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a a National Police Record Check, a Working with Children Check at the comm or other check. Refer the relevant unit guide.

    Workload

    150 hours of learning and assessment activities per Deakin credit point (as per AQF Explanation)

    Full time study in this course is equivalent to a full time work commitment. Successful students typically spend about 150 hours in learning and assessment for each one credit point unit.

    Participation requirements

    Work experience

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6 (or equivalent).

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • Bachelor Degree or higher

    OR

    • two years relevant work experience

    OR

    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Recognition of prior learning

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Entry pathways

    Pathways for credit are available for this course to the Master of Health Economics (H704).

    Faculty contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

     

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