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Health Economics: Concepts & Analysis - ECO00049M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Martin Forster
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module summary

To introduce you to the basic concepts and methods of analysis used in health economics and to show why they are relevant for health and health care.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

To introduce you to the basic concepts and methods of analysis used in health economics and to show why they are relevant for health and health care.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module you should be able to:

  • Explain, from an economic perspective, what is special about health care.
  • Explain, and be able to give examples of, the factors that influence the demand for health care and how those demanding health care respond to incentives in different types of health care system.
  • Explain, and be able to give examples of, the interactions between supply and demand in different health care systems and the implications for efficiency and for equity.
  • Critically appraise case studies that illustrate the concepts that are covered in the module. Explain the policy relevance of these applications.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination
Health Economics: Concept & Analysis
3.25 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Open Examination
Health Economics: Concept & Analysis
3.25 hours 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in line with University guidelines

Indicative reading

The Economics of Health and Health Care, S. Folland, A.C. Goodman, M. Stano. Routledge. New York, NY. 8th edition.

 



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