Health Economics

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Economics

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Health Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


    This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Descriptive & theoretical aspects of health & medical services; demand & supply for health insurance, hospitals, etc; equity v. efficiency in services; health financing & health systems; evaluation techniques.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. Explain basic economic concepts and features of economic analysis.
    2. Understand basic statistical tools and method for health economics.
    3. Understand the role that randomized experiments and natural experiments play in determining causality in health economics research.
    4. Understand the nature of demand for health and health care
    5. Understand disparities issues in health.
    6. Understand the supply side of health care
    7. Understand the role information plays in health economics
    8. Understand the nature of the economics of health innovation
    9. Understanding issues related to health policy
    10. Understand how to manipulate data and use statistical software and produce an empirical research.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours
    Mid Semester Exam
    Type: Exam - Mid Semester During Class
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Due Date: Mid-Semester
    Weight: 30%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Format: Short answer, Short essay, Problem solving
    Task Description: Closed book exam.
    Literature Review
    Type: Literature Review
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Due Date: Mid-Semester
    Weight: 20%
    Task Description: ECON2460 Student will have to submit a literature review on topics specified by the course instructor.
    Project Proposal
    Type: Project Plan
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Due Date: Mid-Late Semester
    Weight: 10%
    Task Description: ECON2460 students will write a project proposal in the light of their literature review.
    Final Exam
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 40%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice, Short answer, Problem solving
    Task Description: There will be many sections including A. Multiple Choices B. Problem Solving C. Short Answer and a Bonus question.The Final Exam is comprehensive: Material from any lecture of the course may appear on the Final Exam (see learning objectives for more details). More details will also be released during the last lecture.

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