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Health Economics and Finance (SWM518)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: W-internal
Description This unit introduces students to key conceptual frameworks and principles of health care economics. It examines how both Australian and international health care systems are financed and funded. The unit will examine the core theories of supply and demand in health care, including the importance of information (and information asymmetry), the critical role of insurance, hospital financing and delivery, long-term care organisation, pay-for-performance schemes, and private/public mix in finance and provision of health care.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 6 hours per week over four weeks.
Assessment For this Unit three assessments are foreseen:
1. A short Essay on an assigned topic or research question 45%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Article Critique 25%

Dr. Paolucci is available to provide guidance and feedback on appointment basis or before/after class.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level award.
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