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The Health Economics, Policy and Management (HEPM) concentration examines the supply of and demand for health and health care, the economic analysis of health care systems and health care reforms, and the core competencies of health care managers in the public and private sector.

Students will explore the challenges faced by all health care systems and organisations in the following areas:

  • health economics
  • health care financing
  • health care policy
  • public health and organisational leadership
  • management of health care organisations

On completion of the programme students will be able to

  • Use epidemiological and/or other approaches to describe the health status or health care needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique environment of health care, and apply principles of organisational behaviour, strategic management, health care financing to the delivery of personal health services.
  • Demonstrate insight, and problem-solving skills in the management of technology, finance, and human resources
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the history, structure and interaction of public health and health care services at local, regional, national and international levels
  • Synthesise evidence and research for health economic, health care policy or health service delivery problem solving
  • Assess the effectiveness and efficiency (resource requirements) of health services or other activities aimed at improving health.
  • Apply socio economic principles and principal economic concepts to the cost effectiveness analysis of public health, health care, and treatment interventions
  • Analyse the ethical, cultural, psychological, socio-economic and legal impact of personal and policy level professional decision on individuals, populations and society 


All candidates must enrol in:

  • Core Courses
  • Concentration Courses and Elective Courses
  • Capstone
  • Practicum
Core Course
Code Title Credit Units
CMED6100 Introduction to biostatistics 3
CMED6200 Introduction to epidemiology 3
CMED6201 Principles of public health 3
CMED6704 Health behaviour and communication 3
CMED6901 Health leadership and management 3
CMED6900 Health policy and politics 3


Concentration Courses for Health Economics, Policy and Management (HEPM)

Select the following HEPM concentration courses and 6 credits from elective course list

  Credit Units
CMED6109 Accounting and financial management in health care 3
CMED6902 Health economics 3
CMED6220 Health informatics 3
CMED6907 Perspectives in health care management 3
CMED6903 Resources for health 3
CMED6910 Strategies in health care 3


Code Title Credit Units
CMED6000 Capstone 15
Code Title Credit Units
CMED6224 Practicum 12

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