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Health Economics - ECO00006H

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Mathilde Peron
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

To provide training in the use of economic analysis in different aspects of health and health care.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

  • Understand and evaluate the major theories and empirical work in the field
  • Evaluate current health policies within a formal economic framework


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Health Economics
8 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Health Economics
8 hours 100

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Indicative reading

Selected chapters from:

  • Jones, A M. (ed). (2012). The Elgar Companion to Health Economics. Edward Elgar, (Second edition).
  • Glied, S., P.C. Smith, (2011) The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, Oxford University Press.
  • Folland, S., Goodman, A C. and Stano, M. (2010). The Economics of Health and Health Care. 5th ed. Macmillian.
  • Zweifel, P., Breyer, F. and Kifmann, M. (2009). Health Economics. Springer.
  • Culyer, A J. & Newhouse, J P. (2000) and Pauly, M., McGuire, T., Barros, P.P, North-Holland Handbook of Health Economics. Elsevier, Volume 1 and 2.
  • Drummond, MF., OBrien, B J., Stoddart, G L. and Torrance, G W. (2005) Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes. Oxford University Press.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.