• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yijuan Chen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ECON8039
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

One mid-semester exam, and one final exam

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Workload

Two lectures per week with tutorials throughout the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or concurrent enrolment in ECON 2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H)

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9017 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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