Graduate Certificate in Health Economics
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC067
Health economists apply economic principles to the health care system in order to determine how resources can be best used to improve the health of populations.
The Graduate Certificate in Health Economics introduces students to the basic foundations of micro and macro-economic principles, and to a range of theories and methodologies used in health economics. It is the only graduate certificate in Australia to offer courses in both mainstream economic theory and practice and health economics, and has a strong focus on the development of practical skills to support the application of health economics in the real-world.
Students undertake a total of four courses; two in economics, one in health economics and one from a wide variety of electives offered by the School of Public Health, allowing them to tailor their studies to their areas of interest.
Taught by researchers with international reputations and real world experience in the field of health economics, the certificate is ideal for those who wish to develop a career in health policy, planning and management. A flexible and modern teaching structure provides options for completing the certificate online.
Graduates can progress to further study with the Graduate Diploma in Health Economics or Master of Health Economics and Policy.
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SATAC Code 3GC067 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).SATAC Code: 3GC067
CRICOS 075812K Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $12,500 for 6 months
Tuition fee International student place: $17,250 for 6 months
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The program is ideal for professionals in mid-career health policy, planning and management roles or those who plan a career in these fields. It also provides a strong foundation for researchers who wish to apply health economic methods in their area of focus.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Policy Adviser, Public Health Management, Health Economist
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
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Students complete a minimum of one Public Health course (3 units) and two Economics courses (6 units).
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year 1
PUB HLTH 7082 Health
Economic Evaluation and Decision Making (S1)
PUB HLTH 7081 Health
Public Health or Economics Elective * Public Health or Economics Elective * Public Health or Economics Elective *
* Students must choose a minimum of one Public Health Course (3 units) and two Economics Courses (6 units) as listed below:
Elective Courses - Select 2 courses from the following:
- ECON 7001 Econometrics PG
- ECON 7011 Intermediate Microeconomics A IID
- ECON 7016 Resource & Environmental Economics IIID
- ECON 7032 Public Economics PG
- ECON 7036 International Trade and Investment Policy IID
- ECON 7044 International Finance PG
- ECON 7051 Intermediate Econometrics IID*
- ECON 7052 East Asian Economies IID
- ECON 7058 Development Economics PG
- ECON 7062 Game Theory PG
- ECON 7071 Intermediate Macroeconomics IID*
- ECON 7072 International Trade PG
- ECON 7075 Intermediate Mathematical Economics IID*
- ECON 7114 Money, Banking & Financial Markets PG
- ECON 7205 Public Finance IIID*
- ECON 7216 Economic Statistical Theory IID*
- ECON 7217 Intermediate Microeconomics B IID
- ECON 7219 Macroeconomics IIID
- ECON 7220 Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers
- ECON 7222 Economics for Public Policy
- ECON 7221 The Economics of Climate Change
- ECON 7228 Thinking Strategically IID
- ECON 7233 Managerial Economics IIID
Select 1 course from the following:
- PUB HLTH 7100 Foundations of Public Health
- PUB HLTH 7074 Introduction to Biostatistics
- PUB HLTH 7104 Biostatistics
- PUB HLTH 7075 Introduction to Epidemiology
- PUB HLTH 7076 Health Policy and Public Health Interventions
- PUB HLTH 7147 Health Technology Assessment
* These courses are available for students with an appropriate level of mathematical and statistical background.
Exams, presentations and written assignments.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017