Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation

Where will this take me?


The Graduate Certificate of Health Economics and Economic Evaluation will give you a comprehensive understanding of the role of economics within health and health care from both a theoretical and a practical approach.

As a graduate of this course, you will have the skills to find, interpret and appraise economics evidence and use economics evidence to support efficient and equitable decision making. You will be able to undertake basic economic data analysis and economic evaluations of health care interventions using patient level data and decision models. The course will help you to lead in areas of resource allocation - including in public health and health care management and policy making.

The subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate can be used as credit in the world-renowned University of Melbourne Master of Public Health Degree.

Depending on your background, possible career outcomes include:

  • Health economist
  • Public health and health care manager
  • Policy or Program officer
  • Research or data analyst
  • Consulting
  • Positions in Market access, Pricing and Reimbursement, and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Employers of these roles include:

  • Local, state/territory and federal governments (e.g., Health Reform Unit)
  • Research and academic institutions
  • Health care service providers (e.g., Primary Health Networks, costing units within hospitals)
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical devices companies
  • Consultancy companies
  • Health insurance companies
  • World Health Organization
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Students interested in further study at the completion of the Graduate Certificate will be well placed to undertake:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)