Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

School

Economics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

ECON2460 or EC395 or 857

Prerequisite

ECON1010 or ECON7000

Course coordinator

Prof B. Gannon

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Life, healthy living, longevity, ageing, death: why health economics is important - this course will provide descriptive and theoretical aspects and help you to look at health and health care issues through the distinctive lens of an economist, changing forever the way you think about these concepts. The central concern is the behaviour of economic agents (that includes you!) when confronted with scarcity. Choice and opportunity cost are central. This course will focus on demand for and supply of healthcare, health insurance, equity and need, health and labour market, lifestyle behaviours, measurement of health outcomes, health economics ageing and longevity, welfarist and non-welfarist foundations of economic evaluation.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile