Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

306216 v.1 Master of Health Economics


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course provides health professionals and health researchers, normally from a non-economics background, with a broad and sound conceptual, methodological and empirical foundation for health economics. Graduates gain an understanding of the ideas and techniques of health economics and will be able to apply simple techniques to address various health and health service issues with regard to resource allocation.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree from a recognised institution or its equivalent with the approval of the Course Coordinator. Applicants are considered who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Health Economics and achieved a minimum course weighted average of at least 70 per cent.

Specific Requirements

Students will require access to a computer and the Internet in order to complete this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Where applicants have some prior training in economics, they may be exempt from the first unit. Only if they have prior training in health economics will they be potentially eligible for further recognition of prior learning.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study and is only available on an online basis. Units are available in short intensive periods.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Health Economics. Graduate Diploma in Health Economics

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Contact hours indicate units are taught in an intensive six week block and must be undertaken in a certain sequence. Students may incur a cost for personal Internet access.

Course Structure



Year 1 Study Period 3

306189 v.2   Introduction to Micro-economics (Health) 503 20.0 25.0
306192 v.2   Health Economics 503 20.0 25.0

Year 1 Study Period 5

306198 v.2   Economic Evaluation (Health) 503 20.0 25.0
306199 v.2   Priority Setting and Equity 503 20.0 25.0

Year 1 Study Period 8

306200 v.2   Health Economics 601 20.0 25.0
306220 v.2   Economics of Health Systems 603 20.0 25.0

Year 1 Study Period 10

306247 v.2   Health Economics 602 20.0 25.0
306291 v.1   Current Developments in Health Economics 603 20.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

306296 v.2   Health Economics Research Project Introduction 603 20.0 25.0
306297 v.2   Health Economics Research Project 603 20.0 75.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1       Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2       Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Study Period 3         Y
2006 Bentley Campus Study Period 5       Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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