Graduate Certificate in Health Economics
Tackle complex challenges within the healthcare sector
Get to know the basics of economics. Applied to the healthcare system, see how economic tools and principals can guide decision making and resource allocation. Form a global perspective considering changes in population and technology. Work with data.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 15 Aug 21
- 14 Nov 21
- 04 Jul 21
- 31 Oct 21
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On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge in key areas of health economics; explain principles and concepts of economic evaluation and its role in the health system.
- Critically analyse the inter-related components of complex health systems from an economic perspective; review evidence and reflect on competing criteria and methods to evaluate options for allocating resources.
- Access and synthesise relevant information using digital technologies applicable to health economics; communicate effectively wit stakeholders in the health system including government representatives, health administrators, clinicians and community members.
- Apply a global perspective in assessing economic issues relating to health systems; consider alternative viewpoints in evaluating efficiency and equity implications of health system reform.
- Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in local and international contexts; recognise the importance of communicating in a culturally respectful way.
- Work independently and in teams; demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices within the health discipline; develop collaborative relationships and networks to advocate for the incorporation of economic analysis in health policy, practice and research.
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://study.curtin.edu.au/. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin's English Language requirements. You normally need ONE of the following:
- Must have a 50% minimum in English ATAR (or equivalent).
- Completion of at least one full time semester (or equivalent) of Undergraduate level studies at an Australian University
- Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or Advanced Diploma or Associate Diploma
- Successful completion of two degree level subjects via Open Universities Australia (OUA) and English proficiency
- Successful completion of two degree level subjects at an Australian university and English proficiency
- Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). (Please note this test is valid for two years.)
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/non-school-leavers/rpl.cfm
The Graduate Certificate in Health Economics is designed for graduates from a range of disciplines such as health sciences, medicine, economics and business administration. It is also relevant for clinicians, researchers and managers who want to contribute to improving the performance of the health system in their respective roles. The course will provide you with a foundation in health economics by introducing you to basic principles and tools of economics as applied to the health system, economic evaluation and its role in decision making and the complexities of resource allocation and dealing with competing trade-offs. Students also select an optional unit depending on your preferences for enhancing your learning in regard to policy analysis, financial management or quantitative methods in economics. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply for admission into the any of the following courses Graduate Diploma of Health Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete 3 core subjects, and 1 optional subject
Students must complete 3 core subjects and one optional subject in the course structure.
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