School Of Science And Health

Health Economics and Comparative Health SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400967.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
E7232 - Economics and Organisation of Health Services, 400420 - Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
The unit explores contemporary examples of the role of economics in the organisation, funding and provision of health services. Case examples include, Australia, America, China, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and India. Students use the principles of economics to assess funding of health with a focus on the interface between economics, ethics and equity in decision making. They also consider the tendency for health systems to be organised around economic principles in areas such as, contracting out, health insurance and pharmaceuticals. Students are encouraged to reflect on the challenges and future directions of their own health system in the context of the unit components.

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