Taught course

Health Economics

Deakin University · Deakin University
Master of Heath Economics

Entry requirements

Entry requirements - general Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements. Entry requirements - specific The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree in the area of health sciences, economics/commerce and law. Applicants must provide a written statement outlining reasons for undertaking the course and demonstrated involvement in professional activities related to public health and/or health industry experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Months of entry

July, March

Course content

The H704 Master of Health Economics (MHE) is designed to develop postgraduate skills in health technology assessment, economic evaluation of health interventions, resource allocation and priority setting, healthcare financing, health systems research and the health economics/health policy interface. It will provide high level training in economic evaluation and modelling and health technology assessment. The Master of Health Economics is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in economics or a health-related discipline who are interested in gaining analytical skills in the application of economics to decision-making in health care.

Graduates will be equipped with the theoretical knowledge and skills required to analyse and advise on health expenditure trends, health insurance, funding and payment mechanisms, health system design and associated policies; to design and undertake economic appraisal of interventions; to design and undertake high level health technology and pharmaceutical assessment; and to lead priority setting exercises in health care.

Graduates will demonstrate a conceptual understanding that enables them to critically evaluate current research in economic policy and economic evaluation of health services as well as participate effectively in health policy development and debate.
The course is designed within an international context.

Fees and funding

International students
$27,520 AUD per year

Qualification and course duration

Master of Heath Economics

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Deakin University
+61 3 9627 4877