TM5526 - Public Health Economics
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
This subject presents an introduction to economic principles as they apply to health
systems. The principles discussed include: supply and demand, market structure, cost
theory, efficiency, elasticity, market failure and resource allocation. Special topics
vary from year to year and have addressed health insurance, casemix, expenditure for
Indigenous health services and international health.
- apply the analytical tools used by economists;
- discuss health care choices in economic terms;
- discuss the concept of equity, efficiency and market failure;
- explain the market interaction of demand, supply and marketplace;
- explain the potential impact of fiscal and monetary policy on economic growth;
- explain the various economic cost concepts and apply these to the production of health;
- interpret economic arguments presented in the popular press and the professional literature;
- understand some of the interrelationships between health and economic development;
- use graphical analysis to explain economic relationships;
- use well reasoned economic arguments to support or criticise a health care proposal.
Study Period 7
|Census Date 10-Jul-2014
|Face to face teaching
30-Jun-2014 to 11-Jul-2014
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||quizzes or tests (50%); presentations (25%); assignments (25%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest