School Of Health Sciences

Health Economics and Comparative Health SystemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400967.3


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.

3749.1Master of ScienceCONTINUING
4681.1Master of Health (Research Studies)/PhDSUSPENDED
4698.1Master of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4698.2Master of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4700.2Graduate Diploma in Health ScienceCONTINUING
4701.2Graduate Certificate in Health ScienceCONTINUING
4702.1Master of Public HealthCONTINUING
4702.2Master of Public HealthCONTINUING
4704.2Graduate Diploma in Public HealthCONTINUING
4738.1Master of EpidemiologyCONTINUING
4739.1Graduate Diploma in EpidemiologyCURRENT
4740.1Graduate Certificate in EpidemiologyCURRENT
4757.2Graduate Diploma in Aged Care ManagementCONTINUING


A4000.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) - 2 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4001.1Master of Health Science (Aged Care Management) - 2 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4002.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 2 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4003.1Master of Health Science (Health Service Management) - 1.5 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4004.1Master of Health Science (Aged Care Management) - 1.5 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4005.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 1.5 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4008.1Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety) - 1 year pathwayCONTINUING
A4009.1Master of Public Health - 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4010.1Master of Public Health - 1.5 year pathwayCURRENT
A4011.1Master of Public Health - 1 year pathwayCURRENT
A4012.1Master of Epidemiology - 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4013.1Master of Epidemiology - 1.5 year pathwayCURRENT
A4041.1Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) - 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4042.1Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) - 1.5 year pathwayCURRENT
A4044.1Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism) - 2 year pathwayCURRENT
ST3057.1Public Health NutritionCURRENT

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