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Health Economics and Policy - ECON916

This unit is aimed at students interested in pursuing careers in the field of health economics, health policy or health technology assessment, or students interested in understanding the economics of health and health policy. The unit will introduce students to economic tools and their application relevant to the understanding of the economics of health and health care. Adopting a microeconomic approach, the unit will cover economic and statistical concepts and techniques relevant to the understanding of health economics.

Topics covered will include supply and demand for health, information and insurance markets, key players in the health care sector, social insurance, the economics of health innovation (pharmaceuticals, technology and health technology assessment), health policy, health systems around the world, the economics and policy of bads (smoking, alcohol), public health economics, behavioural health economics, health and economic development and the case of Aboriginal health.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kompal Sinha

ECON632 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):



Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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