June 7, 2004
Monash University, Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy
University: Monash University
Department: Centre for Health Economics
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Centre for Health Economics (CHE), Faculty of Business and Economics Monash University, has been at the forefront of health economics teaching and research in Australia for more than 13 years. As one of the two largest concentrations of senior health economists in Australia, it has a strong track record of health economics research, teaching and community service. Its more than 600 publications represent a significant part of the country's total health economics output. The overriding goal of the Centre is to undertake and promote high quality health economics research and teaching, with both a national and international focus.
This eight subject Graduate Diploma course is designed for health professionals and health policy makers wishing to further their knowledge and/or extend their formal qualifications in health economics. No previous background in economics is required.
The course objectives are:
- to provide a rigorous and theoretical grounding in the disciplines of economics, health economics and health policy and to be able to apply these to the analysis of health care policy and institutions
- to develop analytical skills in economics and an appreciation of the role of incentives in the achievement of health care objectives
- to develop technical skills in economic evaluation to promote an efficient and equitable health care system
- to provide a course of direct relevance to government, business and non-government organizations which have extensive relationships with the health sector and require more rigorous training in economics, health economics and policy analysis and development.
All applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline and at least two years relevant work experience. Admission will also be via the Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, or the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacoeconomics.