HSH766 - Economics and Health Policy Analysis

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

HSH717 or MPE781

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

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

1 x 2 hour seminar each week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

9 x 2 hour weekly class (recording available) and 1 hour weekly seminar exercise posted to a moderated online discussion group

Content

This unit will enable the student to undertake an analysis of contemporary issues in health policy from an economic perspective. It will build on the fundamental economic concepts of markets, competition and efficiency learned in HSH717 Health Economics 1. Understanding the role of government and the concept of equity as it relates to health and health care will provide a framework for analysis of health policy issues. Factors impacting on the supply and demand for health and health care professionals will be explored, in the context of contemporary issues such as ageing, rising prevalence of chronic disease, technology-driven care, health care inflation, and disability care. Health service performance will also be analysed against performance measures such as efficiency, equity, access and health outcomes.

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