University of Technology Sydney

C11279v1 Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Economics

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Economics (GradCertHPolEcon)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
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
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Health Policy and Economics delivers a high-quality online program for those interested in developing core skills in health economics, policy development and evaluation. 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 has been developed with guidance from government and industry to enhance the relevance of the program to the current job market. 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 Graduate Certificate recognises that the fields of health policy and economics are closely intertwined. This recognition enhances graduates’ abilities to understand the value (and limits) of economics in all aspects of health policy development and evaluation. Throughout the program students establish their theoretical understanding of microeconomics and develop specialist and technical skills that are at the frontier of the health economic field and are increasingly required by professionals working in this field.

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 Interpret health policy and economic evidence, including Indigenous perspectives, to inform decision making in local and international contexts
2.1 Formulate options in health policy and economic decision making by applying 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 Explain principles of equity, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability relating to professional practice in the health policy and economics sector
4.2 Demonstrate understanding of 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.

All applicants who do not meet the academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of a minimum of at least four year full-time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

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.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-year part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 36 credit points.

Course completion requirements

26711 Economics of Health Care 3cp
26712 Paying for Health Care 3cp
26713 Economic Evaluation of Health Care 3cp
79795 Regulatory Framing of Health Care 1 3cp
CBK91836 Electives (Health Policy and Economics) 12cp
Total 24cp

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, the Graduate Diploma in Health Policy and Economics (C07134), 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)