Health Economics Education and Development Programs in WA
In Australia, Health Economics is a rapidly evolving discipline. The Graduate Certificate in Health Economics offered by Curtin University is a first for WA and is designed for individuals who are looking to further their professional development in the areas of health economics and its application to industry needs such as policy development and research translation across the health and government sectors. The course is taught by leading health economists who are actively undertaking research and with expertise across health economic evaluation, health care utilisation, research translation, policy development and health system performance.
Other courses that offer health economic options include:
- Curtin University Master of Health Administration
- Murdoch University, Post-graduate courses in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership
- The MBA at UWA now includes a health stream
The health economics team at the School of Population and Global Health, UWA are active in the research areas of economic evaluation of healthcare, the economics of well-being and economics of the medical and public health workforces. The health economics group collaborates widely with economists, clinicians and health researchers within Australia and internationally.
These courses are all targeted to equip recent graduates and those health professionals wishing to learn more around health system, policy and economics with a theoretical basis and analytical skills in economics, governance, epidemiology and health law to enhance an understanding of health challenges.