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ECC5870 - Advanced health economics

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Mr Anthony Harris

Offered

Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

The achievement of efficiency in the health sector. Alternative approaches to allocative efficiency, recent developments in the management of the market, and efficiency in hospitals. Aspects of evaluation techniques including recent developments in quality of life measurement, statistical issues, and modelling techniques.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • undertake sound research in health economics
  • have knowledge of the major issues in health economics and the capacity to judge the importance of these issues
  • function as independent professional health economist.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECC4650 and ECC4870

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