HSH766 - Economics and Health Policy Analysis


2024 unit information

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

M703 MBA (Healthcare Management) students: One of HSH717 or MBA703 or MPE781

All other students: One of 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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


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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