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Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
- To interpret and appropriately apply the key concepts of economics within the context of the health system.
- To describe major types of economic evaluation and modelling techniques.
- To understand approaches to identify and value health care resources and health outcomes to include in economic evaluation.
- To recognise and apply key steps in critically appraising published health economic evaluations.
- To debate the relative merits of equity considerations in setting priorities for a health system.
- To understand and describe the main features of the Australian health system- in particular, how it differs from other salient national health systems according to how services are delivered and purchased.
- To write concise reports on health economic issues demonstrating sound knowledge and skills to apply analytic thinking for a scientific debate and/or problem-solving.
- This course covers four main areas of learning:
- An introduction to key concepts of health economics (e.g. opportunity costs), the demand for and supply of health services, fundamentals of markets and the price mechanism with a focus on the healthcare market;
- An introduction to economic evaluation in healthcare, with an emphasis on identifying, measuring, valuing and analysing health outcomes and costs.
- This module focuses on the presentation and interpretation of the results of economic evaluation and the use of economic evaluation to inform funding decisions
- An overview of the organisation of health care (provision and funding). The organisation and finance of the Australian health system will be specifically analysed and compared internationally.
Successful completion and passing of four core open access courses and admission into the Bachelor of Health Service Management.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
Health economics is the study of how scarce healthcare resources are allocated among competing interventions and among groups in society. This course introduces basic concepts and practical issues faced by decision-makers at all levels in the health system in allocating scarce resources so that the choices they make maximise health benefits to the population.
All assessment is assignment based.
- Fortnightly Quizzes (5 x 10% each) (50%%)
- Discussion Paper (30%%)
- Economic Evaluation (20%%)
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