Graduate Diploma in Health Economics
This program is not available for 2020 entry.
Advance your career in a growing field
Health economists apply economic principles to improve society and its healthcare systems.
What influences the health of populations? How best can we manage and allocate resources to improve wellbeing?
What will you do?
Our graduate diploma is the only one in Australia to offer courses in both mainstream economic theory and practice and health economics. You will:
- complete four economics courses, two specific to health
- choose two public health elective based on your interests
- benefit from small group learning
- be supervised by internationally renowned and highly experienced health economists
- build a broad foundation in key economic principles and methods
- develop practical skills and apply your learning to real-world problems
- understand public health policy in depth.
Our flexible and modern teaching structure provides options for completing the diploma online.
Where could it take you?
You might progress to further study with the Master of Health Economics and Policy. You could end up working alongside a biotechnology company as a consultant. You might advise on healthcare policy. Perhaps you’ll evaluate product cost-effectiveness for a pharmaceutical group or analyse data from clinical trials.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD086 Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).SATAC Code: 3GD086
CRICOS 075811M 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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $26,500
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $36,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates can expect to find employment in Ministries of Health around the world, health insurance funds, the pharmaceutical industry, management consultancies, academia and international organisations. The program is ideal for professionals in mid-career health policy, planning and management roles or those who plan a career in these fields.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
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
Students complete a minimum of two Public Health courses (6 units) and four Economics courses (12 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 S1 PUB HLTH 7082 Health
Economic Evaluation and Decision Making
Public Health or Economics Elective * Public Health or Economics Elective * Public Health or Economics Elective * S2 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 two Public Health Courses (6 units) and four Economics Courses (12 units) as listed below:
Electives - Select up to 4 courses from the following:
- ECON 7001 Econometrics PG
- ECON 7011 Intermediate Microeconomics A IID
- ECON 7016 Resource & Environmental Economics PG
- 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
Electives - Select up to 2 courses from the following:
* 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, 8 Sep 2020