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This course examines key themes of economic theory as applied to health care. First, it explores the alternative systems for organising and financing health care and second, the main techniques of health care evaluation. Finally, it critically examines the link between social inequality, socioeconomic status and health. It does so by focusing on the fact that how well and how long one lives is strongly formed by one’s place in the hierarchies build around educational attainment, labour market experiences, occupation and income.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%) consisting of an essay of 3,000 words.
Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).
This will take place via seminar discussions.
Feedback on the assignment will consist of completion of a feedback sheet with the mark and then comments under the following four headings: 'Interpretation', 'Knowledge', 'Organisation and Presentation', and 'Action Points.