University of Queensland
Area of Study
Economics, Health Administration
Taught In English
This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionDescriptive & 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 ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hoursAssessmentMid Semester ExamType: Exam - Mid Semester During ClassLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Due Date: Mid-SemesterWeight: 30%Reading: 10 minutesDuration: 90 minutesFormat: Short answer, Short essay, Problem solvingTask Description: Closed book exam.Literature ReviewType: Literature ReviewLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Due Date: Mid-SemesterWeight: 20%Task Description: ECON2460 Student will have to submit a literature review on topics specified by the course instructor.Project ProposalType: Project PlanLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Due Date: Mid-Late SemesterWeight: 10%Task Description: ECON2460 students will write a project proposal in the light of their literature review.Final ExamType: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9Due Date: Examination PeriodWeight: 40%Reading: 10 minutesDuration: 120 minutesFormat: Multiple-choice, Short answer, Problem solvingTask 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.
- Explain basic economic concepts and features of economic analysis.
- Understand basic statistical tools and method for health economics.
- Understand the role that randomized experiments and natural experiments play in determining causality in health economics research.
- Understand the nature of demand for health and health care
- Understand disparities issues in health.
- Understand the supply side of health care
- Understand the role information plays in health economics
- Understand the nature of the economics of health innovation
- Understanding issues related to health policy
- Understand how to manipulate data and use statistical software and produce an empirical research.
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