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The University of Queensland - Master's in Health Economics

School of Economics


Masters in Health Economics

Programme Code 5589

32 Units AQF9

 This program provides graduate training in all aspects of health economics, meeting the clear need for comprehensive programs in Australia and internationally. A joint initiative of UQ's School of Economics, School of Population Health and Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, this program is designed for people intending to work in the health sector. No prior knowledge or training in economics is required for this program. The program offers students the opportunity to develop strong analytical skills and is a qualification which may further career opportunities in national and international health agencies.

This highly specialised program provides critical insight into the complex economic issues in health sector administration, and the economic impacts of decisions. Students may take elective courses in analytical techniques, including applied econometrics, public economics, health finance, epidemiology, business and economic decision techniques, benefit-cost analysis, and health and development. The Master of Health Economics will teach you how to use the tools of economic analysis to better understand the allocation of healthcare resources.

As a health economist, you'll not only join a profession that's in demand around the world, but also ensure the long-term sustainability of our healthcare system and the resources used to support it.

·         Receiving comprehensive training from both the School of Economics, the School of Public Health and Centre for Business and Economics of Health academics. You will study core economic principles through to the advanced study of econometrics, research, policy, public health, and more.

·         Benefit from a program that emphasises understanding and practical application – rather than memorisation and rote learning – as the key approaches to addressing complex problems.

·         Join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at two of the best schools in Australia for economics and health research, which are home to some of Australia's leading academics and internationally respected experts.

 

 

Structure of program:

Part A

24 units for:-

Compulsory

Course Code

Units

Course Title

ECON7000

2

Foundations in Microeconomics

ECON7001

2

Foundations in Macroeconomics

ECON7021

2

The Macroeconomy

ECON7110

2

Consumer and Firm Behaviour

ECON7150

2

Mathematical Techniques for Economics

ECON7300

2

Statistics for Business & Economics

ECON7310

2

Elements of Econometrics

ECON7460

2

Health Economics

ECON7810

2

Economic Evaluation and Health

ECON7830

2

Health Economics and Policy

ECON7950

2

Research Methods in Economics

PUBH7600

2

Introduction to Epidemiology

Part B

Electives

Choose 8 units from -

Course Code

Units

Course Title

ECON7030

2

Microeconomic Analysis

ECON7040

2

Macroeconomic Analysis

ECON7070

2

Economic Analysis of Strategy

ECON7321

2

Statistical Theory for Economists

ECON7322

2

Business & Economic Decision Techniques

ECON7331

2

Econometric Theory

ECON7333

2

Big Data and Machine Learning for Economics and Finance

ECON7341

2

Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

ECON7350

2

Applied Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance

ECON7360

2

Causal Inference for Microeconometrics

ECON7371

2

Econometrics of Panel Data and Discrete Variables

ECON7430

2

Competition Policy and Regulation

ECON7440

2

Public Economics

ECON7740

2

Benefit-Cost Analysis & Project Evaluation

ECON7760

2

The Economics of Climate Change

ECON7820

2

Understanding China

ECON7900

2

Special Unit

[ ECON7930

4

Thesis

[or

[ ECON7931

4

Thesis

[or

[ ECON7932

4

Thesis

PUBH7113

2

Global Health & Development

PUBH7611

2

Epidemiology in Practice

PUBH7614

2

Health Systems

PUBH7645

2

Global Health Policy in Practice

PUBH7650

2

Clinical Epidemiology

[ PUBH7900

4

Project

[or

[ PUBH7901

4

Project (Part Time)

[or

[ PUBH7902

4

Project (Part Time)

 

In your final year you'll have the option of writing a thesis on an original topic. This will not only further your expertise and skills in critical thinking, writing, project management and problem-solving, but also potentially open doors to a future career in research

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

 

Entry requirements:

  • This program is designed for graduates who either haven't previously studied economics, or who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies, or Graduate Diploma in Economics. For more information, see Program Details.
  •  A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.
  • Visa requirements: CRICOS Code: 082600G
  • English proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy

 

Length and timing of program:

Commencing Semester 1, 25th February 2019 or Semester 2, July 22nd, 2019.

2 years full-time or part time equivalent.

 

Online or residential/on-site program:

On-site program St Lucia Campus

 

URL for more details of program:

https://my.uq.edu.au/programs-courses/program.html?acad_prog=5589

 

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