June 7, 2004
Monash University, Health Economics and Policy Graduate Certificate
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 four unit Graduate Certificate course has been designed by health economists to develop the understanding and skills necessary to analyse issues and problems in the funding, provision and utilisation of health services from an economic perspective. It has been developed in response to requests from health professionals for graduate award qualifications via the medium of flexible learning and as such is designed for those who, for various reasons such as work, family commitments, or geographic location, are unable to attend traditional lectures.
Potential students require a degree in any discipline, or equivalent work experience in the health industry. There is no requirement for any economic background. The Graduate Certificate consists of three core units and one elective unit.