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MAE304 - Labour and Health Economics

Year:2020 unit information
Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ha Vu
Trimester 2: Aydogan Ulker
Prerequisite:

MAE101

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Recommended: MAE201 or MAE202
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars

Content

This unit concentrates on the economic resource of the population by considering the human and health capital of the labour force. Topics include: labour supply and demand, determination of equilibrium wages, human capital, determinants of health, the production of healthcare, demand for health capital, health care systems.  The unit examines empirical and policy issues.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULOs) for the Unit

At the successful completion of this unit students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Apply the theoretical frameworks underlying labour and health economics

GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO 5: Problem solving

ULO2

Explain the significance of institutional factors in labour market outcomes

GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge
and capabilities
GLO 2: Communication
GLO 4: Critical thinking
GLO 5: Problem solving

ULO3

Explain the role and importance of empirical work in labour and health economics

GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO 4: Critical thinking
GLO 5: Problem solving

ULO4

Outline important policy issues relating to the labour market and population health

GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO 2: Communication
GLO 4: Critical thinking
GLO 5: Problem solving

ULO5

Communicate ideas and important concepts effectively

GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO 2: Communication

Assessment

:
Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 
Assessment 1: - Test - Cloud (Online)   20% Week 6
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Written Assignment 2,000 words 20% Week 10
Examination 2-hours 60%  

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MAE304 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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