PUBH 7012 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400967
Coordinator Kingsley Agho Opens in new window
Description The unit explores contemporary examples of the role of economics in the organisation, funding and provision of health services. Case examples include, Australia, America, China, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and India. Students use the principles of economics to assess funding of health with a focus on the interface between economics, ethics and equity in decision making. They also consider the tendency for health systems to be organised around economic principles in areas such as, contracting out, health insurance and pharmaceuticals. Students are encouraged to reflect on the challenges and future directions of their own health system in the context of the unit components.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Health Promotion
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
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