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ECOS3017 - Health Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band five
Domestic Fee: $3,662
International Fee: $4,162
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Economics
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901
Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/fortnight

Assessment: 2x in-class tests (30%) and 2hr final exam (70%)

The purpose of this unit is to introduce the student to the methods of health economics and demonstrate how these methods can be applied to analyse issues in health policy and management. This unit will teach the student to use economic analysis to understand critical issues in health care and health policy. Topics covered include the institutions of the Australian system of health care and health statistics, evaluation techniques, production of health, demand for health care and technology, moral hazard and adverse selection in health insurance markets, health labour markets, including physician-patient interactions, managed care, regulation and payment systems for providers, comparative health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, health policy and social insurance.
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