Studying online

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Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
The purpose of this unit is to introduce the student to the methods of health economics and demonstrate how these methods can be applied to analyse issues in health policy and management. Topics covered include the institutions of the Australian system of health care and health statistics, evaluation techniques, production of health, demand for health care and technology, moral hazard and adverse selection in health insurance markets and health labour markets.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline Restricted
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Economics; Professional Economics major sequences
  • Level 3 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a theoretical and practical knowledge of methods used by health economists; (2) demonstrate an understanding of contemporary research questions and economic thought on improving health policy; (3) gain an understanding of key analytical tools used in health economics; (4) acquire extensive knowledge of current issues, the policy environment in Australia and other countries; and (5) apply methods to facilitate the empirical evaluation of alternative health policies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignment; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Simon Chang
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ECON2233 Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
workshops/lectures/tutorials: up to 3 hours per week
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