Graduate Diploma in Health Economics (GDipHlthEc)

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The program extends students understanding of broad economic concepts and skills, abilities to explore health care systems from an economic perspective and to apply approaches to assessing the value for money of health care technologies and services. The development of core knowledge in the academic disciplines of economics and public health informs an inter-disciplinary approach to improving health service efficiency.
The flexible structure of the program allows students to tailor their studies according to their educational background or career aspirations, covering theory and real-world applications with respect to economic aspects of health policy and the use of economic evaluation to plan the efficient allocation of scarce resources.
A knowledge of Stage 2 Mathematical Studies or equivalent is assumed. The Graduate Diploma in Health Economics is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Health Economics

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Health Economics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Health Economics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 18 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 6 units.

Courses to the value of up to 6 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PUB HLTH 7081 Health Economics 3
PUB HLTH 7082 Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making 3