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Health Economics - ECO00026M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Luigi Siciliani
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

To provide a comprehensive training in the use of economics analysis in all aspects of health and health care.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:


show a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant literature

critically appraise the literature, and

have practical experience of implementing appropriate methods


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Health Economics (PG)
3 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam -less than 24hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Health Economics (PG)
3 hours 100

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Indicative reading

For a general introductory text see:

Folland, S., Goodman, A.C., and Stano, M., (2017), The Economics of Health and Health Care, Pearson Education (US), International eighth edition.

Many of the readings on the list are taken from reference books such as:

Jones, A.M. (ed.) (2013) Elgar Companion to Health Economics, Edward Elgar, Second Edition, paperback.

Culyer, A.J, (ed.) (2014) Encyclopedia of Health Economics, San Diego: Elsevier; first edition (available online).  

Pauly, M., McGuire, T., Barros, P.P. (eds) (2011) Handbook in Health Economics, Volume 2, Elsevier.

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.