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Health Economics

Undergraduate | UAD-PUB2581OUA | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
25 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
29 Jan 2024,
2 Sept 2024

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Health Economics

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

    1. To interpret and appropriately apply the key concepts of economics within the context of the health system.
    2. To describe major types of economic evaluation and modelling techniques.
    3. To understand approaches to identify and value health care resources and health outcomes to include in economic evaluation.
    4. To recognise and apply key steps in critically appraising published health economic evaluations.
    5. To debate the relative merits of equity considerations in setting priorities for a health system.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UAD-HSM-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Health Service Management


Successful completion and passing of four core open access courses and admission into the Bachelor of Health Service Management.

Additional requirements

  • 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Health Service Management

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