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Economics of Health and Health Care - ECO00103M

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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: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

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

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The module aims at providing a comprehensive training in the use of economic analysis in all aspects of health and health care.

This module draws on concepts and analytical methods from international literature. Examples of health policy and empirical evidence from around the world are included in the syllabus.

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module you should:

  • have a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant literature,

  • be able to critically appraise published studies, and

  • identify and implement the appropriate methods.

Indicative assessment


Special assessment rules


Indicative reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Open exam : Economics of Health and Health Care
3 hours 100

Module feedback

Following departmental policy, written cohort feedback will be provided online.

Indicative reading

The reading list is organised by topic and draws from research articles, textbook, handbook and book chapters. 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.

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.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University constantly explores 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. In some instances it may be appropriate for the University to notify and consult with affected students about module changes in accordance with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.