Research Thesis Topic
The key focus of this project is to investigate issues of resource allocation and scarcity in setting priorities to meet the growing metropolitan-rural inequality in health outcomes. This important research will focus on the measurement of health status and the demand for and/or supply of health care services and the costs and benefits of prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in rural communities.
The research can employ quantitative and/or qualitative methods using both primary and secondary sources of data and information. The thesis can be written in either traditional format or in PhD by publication.
The following is a list of indicative, but not exhaustive, broad topic areas on which PhD research proposals are invited:
* Issues of cost and benefit of non-communicable diseases
* Estimating burden of diseases
* Rural health and wellbeing, and demographic differentials
* Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions and programs
* Socio-economic determinants of health status
* Economics of telehealth
* Cost-effectiveness of rural health interventions
* Public policy relating to health insurance, health financing and health status.
- Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
- Institute for Resilient Regions
- School of Commerce
- Applied Economics
- Economic Theory
- Public Health and Health Services
Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic