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PU5032: HEALTH ECONOMICS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Patricia Norwood

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course is in four parts:

1. Demand and supply: an introduction to health economics, in which the key concepts of demand and supply are applied to health care;

2. Economic evaluation: explanation of the rationale for, an main techniques of economic evaluation of health care interventions; and

3. Health systems, Priority Settings and Resource Allocation: analysis of the main alternative systems for organising and financing health care.

4. Health Behaviours: analysis of health behaviours in an economic setting.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1 two hour written examination (60%) and an assessment in the form of a Health Economic essay (40%).

Resit: 100% examination.

Formative Assessment




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