A higher degree by research is a way of exploring health economics in greater depth. Sometimes research students from other disciplines may include a health economic component as part of a broader research project (e.g. a cost-effectiveness analysis).
Students may also wish to undertake a higher degree focusing on health economics. For those wanting to specialize in health economics, training in micro-economics and econometrics represent good foundations.
More information on undertaking a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne is available on the Future Students Website.
Rachel Knott Empirical studies in socioeconomic-related health inequalities, 2015.
Thomas Lung Health economics, simulation modelling and Type 1 diabetes mellitus, 2015.
Foruhar Moayeri Health-related quality of life; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and smoking, 2016
Chris Schilling Increasing the value from individual-level observational data: practical applications in health economics, 2017.
Below are some selected publications of former graduate students undertaken while doing PhDs at Melbourne University:
SCHILLING, C., Petrie, D., Dowsey, M. M., Choong, P. F., & Clarke, P. (2017).The Impact of Regression to the Mean on Economic Evaluation in Quasi‐Experimental Pre–Post Studies: The Example of Total Knee Replacement Using Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Health Economics. Volume 26(12) 2017
MOAYERI, F., Hsueh, Y., Clarke, P., & Dunt, D. (2016). Do Model-Based Studies in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Measure Correct Values of Utility? A Meta-Analysis. Value in Health. 2016 Jun;19(4):363-73.
ONG, JJ., Fairley, CK., Carroll, S., Walker, S., Chen, M., Read, T., ... & Clarke, P. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of screening for anal cancer using regular digital ano-rectal examinations in men who have sex with men living with HIV. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(1).
LUNG, TW., Clarke, PM., Hayes, AJ., Stevens, RJ., & Farmer, A. (2013). Simulating lifetime outcomes associated with complications for people with type 1 diabetes. Pharmacoeconomics, 31(6), 509-518.
KNOTT, R., Cass, A., Heeley, E., Chalmers, J., Peiris, D., & Clarke, P. (2012). How fair is Medicare? The income-related distribution of Medicare benefits with special focus on chronic care items.Medical Journal of Australia, 197(11), 625-630.