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EC979: Health Economics

  • Kobi Glazer

    Module Leader
15 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

EC979-15 Health Economics

Principal Learning Outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding:...demonstrate the ability to apply core economic concepts to health and health care. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, independent study. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed problem sets, Examination.

Subject knowledge and understanding:...evaluate different approaches to the production, funding, and distribution of health care using health economics and econometrics techniques. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, independent study. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed problem sets, Examination.

Subject knowledge and understanding:...show a clear understanding about the importance of health and health care for the successful functioning of the economy. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, independent study. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Assessed problem sets, Examination.

Syllabus

The module will typically cover the following topics:

1. Introduction to health economics. 2. The demand for health insurance. 3. Asymmetric information and market failures in the health insurance market. 4. The demand and supply of health services. 5. The design of optimal incentive schemes in health care. 6. Inefficiency and regulation in the health care market. 7. Economic evaluation of health care: measuring the benefits of health care. 8. Economic evaluation of health care: methods and applications. 9. Summary.

Context

Optional Module
L1P6 - Year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (30%) + Online Examination (70%)
Coursework Details
Online Examination (70%) , Problem Set 1 (15%) , Problem Set 2 (15%)
Exam Timing
May

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