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Resources available for the provision and payment for health care are limited. However, knowledge of economics helps ensure that available resources are used in the most effective way possible. Economics allows more informed decision making about a variety of issues: choosing between alternative treatments; setting priorities between patients; choosing between alternative new technologies; organising the provision of health care.
In this course students will acquire a knowledge and understanding of:
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course provides an introduction to the application of economics to health care. It does not assume any prior knowledge of economics.
The course is in four parts:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1 two hour written examination (60%) and an assessment in the form of a Health Economic essay (40%).
Resit: 100% examination.
There are no assessments for this course.