Graduate Certificate in Health Economics (GCertHlthEc)

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Special Notes

There will be no intake into this program in 2020.


These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The program provides students with an introduction to broad economic concepts and skills, to understanding and exploring health care systems from an economic perspective; and to applying 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 Certificate in Health Economics is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Health Economics

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Health Economics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate 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 12 units:

  • Core courses to the value of 12 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

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

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ECON 7222 Applied Economic Principles 3
ECON 7036 International Trade and Investment Policy IID 3
ECON 7052 East Asian Economies IID 3
ECON 7228 Behavioural Economics IID 3
ECON 7011 Intermediate Microeconomics IID 3
ECON 7051 Intermediate Econometrics IID 3
ECON 7071 Intermediate Macroeconomics IID 3
ECON 7001 Econometrics PG 3
ECON 7016 Resource & Environmental Economics PG 3
ECON 7032 Public Economics PG 3
ECON 7044 International Finance PG 3
ECON 7058 Development Economics PG 3
ECON 7062 Game Theory PG 3
ECON 7067 Economic Development IV 3
ECON 7072 International Trade PG 3
ECON 7100 International Finance IV 3
ECON 7102 International Trade IV 3
ECON 7114 Money, Banking and Financial Markets PG 3
ECON 7115 Public Economics IV 3
ECON 7121 Microeconomic Theory IV 3
ECON 7122 Macroeconomics IV 3
ECON 7202 Advanced Econometrics V 3
ECON 7204 Econometrics IV 3
ECON 7220 Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers 3
ECON 7221 The Economics of Climate Change 3
ECON 7223 Time Series Econometrics IV 3
ECON 7237 Industrial Organisation PG 3


Courses to the value of up to 3 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


Courses to the value of up to 3 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PUB HLTH 7074 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
PUB HLTH 7075 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
PUB HLTH 7078 Qualitative Research Methods In Health 3
PUB HLTH 7090 Global public health 3
PUB HLTH 7091 Knowing What Works - Evaluation for Public Health 3
PUB HLTH 7093 Promoting Health in Individuals and Populations 3
PUB HLTH 7104 Biostatistics 3
PUB HLTH 7105 Diseases of Occupation 3
PUB HLTH 7106 Epidemiological Research Methods 3
PUB HLTH 7113 Environmental and Occupational Health 3
PUB HLTH 7147 Health Technology Assessment 3