This James Cook University (JCU) course is for you if you're a researcher, clinician or an administrator employed by a health service provider and you want to develop a career where you're responsible - or want to be responsible in the future - for producing efficiencies within the health system. It is also an appropriate course of study if you wish to enter academia as a Health Economist.
As a graduate of JCU's Graduate Certificate of Health Economics, you will have the skills to conduct economic evaluations, or utilise the results of other evaluations, to inform healthcare practice in a variety of settings. You will learn to design evaluations that assess equity as well as efficiency issues, including measuring outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, and low and middle income countries in the tropics.
When you graduate, you will have a high level of statistical analysis ability, with the capability to critically evaluate the quantitative analysis of others, and also undertake your own quantitative research.
1 year part-time
Part time available
AQF Level 7 bachelor degree