University of Technology Sydney

C07134v1 Graduate Diploma in Health Policy and Economics

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Health Policy and Economics (GradDipHPolEcon)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: Distance

Notes

This course is only available by distance mode in Autumn session. International students are not eligible for a student visa to study this course in Australia.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Health Policy and Economics delivers a rich, high-quality program for those interested in the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy and health technology. The course is run by one of the world’s leading centres in health economics; the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) based within UTS Business School. The course utilises government and industry connections to enhance the relevance of the program for student learning, enabling them to connect theory to cutting edge industry practices. Students learn the fundamental principles of health economics, quantitative techniques in economic evaluation and technology assessment all delivered within the context of Australia’s regulatory and policy framework. The course offers students the opportunity to develop their technical skills to critically analyse health care policy and health care systems as well as develop advanced skills to examine and reflect on health system challenges.

The design of the Graduate Diploma recognises that the fields of health policy and economics are intertwined. This recognition enhances graduates’ abilities to understand the value (and limits) of economics in all aspects of health policy. Throughout the program, students actively engage with leading experts in the fields of health policy, health law, economics, research and evaluation. The MHPE offers students a unique, discipline-based, perspective of the Australian and international health care system that enables graduates to critically assess the need for reforms, develop policy options, integrate evidence into policy design and evaluate the efficiency end equity implications of reforms.

Career options

Career options include positions in public policy, research, consultancy, health care management and economic evaluation in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Analyse health policy and economic evidence, including Indigenous perspectives, to inform and to facilitate decision making in local and international contexts
2.1 Formulate options and justify solutions in health policy and economic decision making by applying a range of contemporary health policy and economics models
3.1 Convey health policy and economics information clearly and fluently, in a written and oral form appropriate for specialist and non-specialist stakeholders
3.2 Interact effectively with others in order to work towards agreed outcomes
4.1 Evaluate and apply principles of equity, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability to professional practice in the health policy and economics sector
4.2 Evaluate diverse cultural, including Indigenous, perspectives in professional practice in the health policy and economics sector
5.1 Apply expert technical and interpersonal skills within specialised professional practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Professional Experience Requirement: At least one year full-time, or equivalent, relevant work experience, or admission to a Graduate Development Program offered by Australian Government agencies or equivalent.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE5/AE6: Pass; or PTE (Academic): 58-64 overall with a writing score of 58; or CAE: 176-184 overall with a writing score of 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is considered only in relation to two 3 credit point subjects: The 26711 Economics of Health Care and 96730 Fundamentals of Biostatistics. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on an 18-month part-time basis.

Students are expected to attend a 3-day intensive face-to-face block in May and October in their second year to participate in conference presentations, guest seminars and workshops in health policy and economics.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

26711 Economics of Health Care 3cp
26712 Paying for Health Care 3cp
26713 Economic Evaluation of Health Care 3cp
96730 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3cp
26715 Identifying Health System Challenges 6cp
26716 Financing Health Care 3cp
26718 Health Policy Development 6cp
79795 Regulatory Framing of Health Care 1 3cp
79796 Regulatory Framing of Health Care 2 3cp
CBK91819 Electives (Health Policy and Economics) 12cp
Select 3 credit points of options: 3cp
26717 Health Technology Assessment3cp 
26720 Quantitative Analysis of Health Policy3cp 
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Economics (C11279), the Graduate Diploma in Health Policy and Economics, and the Master of Health Policy and Economics (C04378).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)