This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
2 years PT
Part-time study only
Mode and location
Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy
This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2014. For details of changes, please consult the Handbook change registerHandbook change register (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/2015-change-register.html).
This course is designed for health professionals and health policy makers wishing to further their knowledge and/or extend their formal qualifications in health economics.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:
The course has two main components:
Students must complete:
(a.) four core units (24 points) as follows:
(i.) the following two units (12 points):
(ii.) two of the following units (12 points):
(b.) four elective units (24 points). Students are encouraged to select units from the recommended elective units and the unit from (ii.) not previously completed.
Other elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the number 5. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.
Further unit information is also available on the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine's information for current studentsinformation for current students (http://med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad/) webpage.
Students should check when units are offered and whether they are taught in block mode or off campus.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy may be eligible for admission to course 3842 Master of Business Economics subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirementsentry requirements (http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/3842).
Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy early may apply to graduate with 2681 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacoeconomics after successful completion of 24 points of study provided they have successfully completed the units required for that award.