HSH717 - Health Economics 1
2022 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Combination of independent and interactive scheduled on-campus activities equivalent to two hours per week, including 10-11 scheduled seminars.
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
Combination of independent and interactive scheduled online activities equivalent to two hours per week, including 10-11 scheduled seminars or moderated discussion group.
The unit introduces students to the discipline of health economics and assumes no prior knowledge. The unit will cover the following topics, with a particular focus on current policy developments.
- Dimensions of Health Economics: The scope of health economics; why is health economics relevant; objectives in health care; choice in health care; basic concepts and definitions.
- Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics Part 1 - The Competitive Market: concepts behind the demand curve; concepts behind the supply curve; markets and efficiency; conditions for competitive markets.
- Microeconomic Tools for Health Economics Part 2 - Market Failure: the role of government and preventing government failure; common market failures in health care; health care insurance markets.
- The Australian Health Care System from an Economic Perspective: Structure and funding; role of providers, consumers and funders; viewpoints on the Australian health care system; international comparisons.
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