Postgraduate Catalogue of Courses 2012/2013
PU5002 - Health Economics
Credit Points: 10
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Diane Skatun
Note(s): The aim of the course is to introduce students to the application of economic thinking to the analysis of health policy and health systems.
Topics covered by the course include:
Priority setting in health care.
Economic evaluation of health interventions.
Payment systems and incentives
The material to be covered combines the conceptual and the theoretical with practical applications of health economic thinking. Sessions will involve lectures, group work, open discussion and occasional seminars from 'visitors' who will bring a variety of practical experiences to the classroom.
The course will be assessed on one group work presentation, one assignment and a final exam. The group work presentations will be worth 10% of your final mark. The assignment will be worth 40% of your final mark and the exam will be worth 50% of your mark.