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Applied health economics and health policy ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Ms Jennifer Watts

Clayton SA-02 2006 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit synthesises contemporary issues in health policy, building on the fundamental economic concepts, including economic efficiency and equity, learned in the first level introductory unit. It is aimed at further developing the core concepts of efficiency and equity, and the application of contemporary health care issues. The unit is organised around three themes: the role of government in the health care system; government regulation in the organisation and delivery of health care services and incentives for equity and efficiency; and the use of economic principles to analyse and develop policy options in health care.

Assessment: Two assignments (2000 words): 50% + Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Clayton, OCDL

Prerequisites: ECX9700