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EC3524: HEALTH ECONOMICS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 13 Jul 2022 16:45

Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr. Eva Pocher

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EC3518 Health Economics (Studied)

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Course Description

This course discusses some of the principal themes in health economics. The relationship between health and health care is considered. The distinctive characteristics of health care as an economic good are explained. The course examines the demand for, and supply of, health care. It analyses different types of health care system throughout the world. The role and application of economic evaluation in health care are discussed.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

Presentation (20%)

3-hour exam (80%)


3-hour exam (100%)

Formative Assessment

 Tutorial/seminar participation

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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