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.
Below are some selected publications of former graduate students undertaken while doing PhDs at Melbourne University:
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.
More information on undertaking a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne is available on the Future Students Website.