- Code ECON3004
- Unit Value 6 units
Size and scope of health sector: Economic explanations for growth in health sector; Distinctive economic characteristics of the commodity ' health care'; Grossman's model of health capital; Determinants of the demand for health care; The demand for health insurance: Health and health care production functions: The interaction between health insurance and technological change in health care: Health manpower; Economic models of hospitals; Managed Care; The pharmaceutical industry; Economic evaluation of health care programs. Throughout the course the emphasis will be on the application of microeconomic analysis to health issues.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successfull completion of this course, students will:
- be able to use microeconomic analysis to evaluate health economics issues;
- understand the size and scope of the health sector;
- be familiar with economic explanations for growth in the health sector;
- know about the distinctive economic characteristics of the commodity ' health care' - the determinants of the demand for health care, demand for health insurance and the supply of health, as well as health and health care production functions
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One mid-semester exam, and one final exam
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WorkloadTwo lectures per week with tutorials throughout the semester.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9891||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|