Health Economics (ECOS3017)

UNIT OF STUDY

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. This unit will teach the student to use economic analysis to understand critical issues in health care and health policy. 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, health labour markets, including physician-patient interactions, managed care, regulation and payment systems for providers, comparative health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, health policy and social insurance.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/fortnight

Assessment

2x in-class tests (30%) and 2hr Final exam (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ECOS2001 or ECON2001 or ECOS2901 or ECON2901

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.