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Master of Health Economics

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MHLTHEC
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Economics and Econometrics
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Economics and Econometrics

This Master of Health Economics of students an opportunity to develop postgraduate skills in economics while specialising in the application of economics to problems in health and health care. The program is offered by the School of Economics with participation from the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health. It is designed for economists with an interest in studying the health sector. It is designed to provide students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge to understand the complexities of health care systems and to analyse and evaluate health care interventions and health policies. The degree prepares students from Australia and abroad for career positions in both the private and public sectors, in international organisations like the WHO, the OECD, the World Bank and European Union, national and international associations, consultancy firms, insurance companies, sickness funds, medical technology agencies, hospitals, advisory boards, regional health authorities and other government institutions. In addition, with an appropriate choice of elective courses and subject to the relevant entry conditions, it provides students with a basis to proceed to a PhD in health economics at ANU.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

This program will not take applications for commencement after first semester, 2015

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. apply economics and empirically evaluate health and health care issues;
  2. understand the complexities of health care systems and be capable of evaluating health care interventions and health policies;
  3. be capable of working as a health economist in the private and public sectors, in international organisations like the WHO, the OECD, the World Bank and European Union, national and international associations, consultancy firms, insurance companies, sickness funds, medical technology agencies, hospitals, advisory boards, regional health authorities and other government institutions
  4. understand the issues involved in the coordination of economic policies at national and international levels;
  5. possess the economics training and technical skills needed to access the academic literature on health economics;

Cognate disciplines

Economics

Further Information

This program will be available for S1 and S2 intake.

For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to info.cbe@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least a 65%.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,800.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Health Economics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

ECON8039 Health Economics

EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Economic Analysis and Econometrics

EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8073 Applied Health Econometrics

ECON8074 Economics of Health Insurance and Financing

ECON8075 Economic Evaluation of Health Programs

POPH8100 Epidemiology

A maximum of 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis

DEMO8011 Demographic Analysis II

DEMO8079 Health Demography

ECHI8011 Classic Works of Economic Theory

ECON6013 Behavioural Economics: Psychology and Economics

ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists

ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory

ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

ECON8018 Cost-Benefit Analysis

ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

ECON8034 Public Sector Economics (G)

ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

ECON8047 Law and Economics

ECON8053 Game Theory

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON8901G Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8088 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

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