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EC979 - Health Economics

  • Module code: EC979
  • Module name: Health Economics
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of this module are to provide students with an overview about the use of economic analysis in major aspects of health insurance and health care. The module examines the supply, demand, and constraints associated with health care provision. The module also considers different approaches to economic evaluation of health care and the measurement and valuation of health.

Principal learning outcomes

Students should develop the ability to apply core economic concepts to health and health care. Students will also be able to evaluate different approaches to the production, funding, and distribution of health care using health economics and econometrics techniques. Students will gain a clear understanding about the importance of health and health care for the successful functioning of the economy

Timetabled teaching activities

18 Lecture hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: EC979-18)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Problem Set 1 15%
  Problem Set 2 15%
  2-hour examination (May) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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