Postgraduate Course: Health Economics (ECNM11013)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is coordinated from the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) at the University of Aberdeen (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/heru). HERU is one of the leading health economics units.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students should be registered for MSc Economics or MSc Economics (Finance). All other students must email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to request permission.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 4 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group work presentation: 30%, Final Examination: 70% in the April / May diet
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Health economics applies economic thinking to the analysis of health and health care. It is a relatively young sub-discipline but has grown rapidly. There are numerous graduate job and career opportunities in health economics nationally and internationally, in both private and public sectors.
- The course covers the core topics of health economics. It is not necessary to have studied health economics previously to benefit from this module and it will complement a broad range of other options.
- The course emphasises a participative and cooperative approach to learning, and so you will be expected to both present material and contribute to group work.
|Session 1: Culyer AJ, Newhouse JP (2000) Introduction: the state and scope of health economics. In Culyer AJ and Newhouse JP (eds), Handbook of Health Economics, p.1-7, Elsevier, Amsterdam.|
Arrow KJ. (1963) Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care. American Economic Review 53(5): 941-973.
Session 2: Zweifel P, Breyer F,Kifman M (2009) Health Economics, Second Edition. Dordrecht Springer, Chapter 2.
Session 3: Zweifel P, Breyer F,Kifman M (2009) Health Economics, Second Edition. Dordrecht Springer, Chapter 2.
Session 4: Cawley J, Rhum CJ (2011) Economics of Risky Health Behaviours. In Pauly MV, McGuire TG, Barros PP (eds), Handbook of Health Economics, p.95-200, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
Session 5: O'Donnell, O., Wagstaff, A., Van Doorslaer, E., Lindelow, M. (2008) Analyzing health equity using household survey data: a guide to techniques and their implementation. The World Bank, Washington, D.C. Chapters 1, 7-9, 13. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPAH/Resources/Publications/459843-1195594469249/HealthEquityFINAL.pdf
Session 6: Nicholson S. Propper C. (2012). Medical Workforce. In Handbook of Health Economics, Elsevier, Amsterdam.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Session 1 ¿
¿ Introduction to Health Economics,
¿ Markets and market failure in health care
¿ Preparation for Group Work
Session 2 ¿
¿ Economic Valuation of Life and Health
¿ Approaches to economic evaluation
¿ Utility measurement of health
Session 3 ¿
¿ Cost-benefit analysis in health
¿ Reports on Group Work
¿ Economics of health behaviours
Session 5 ¿
¿ Health inequalities
Economics of the health workforce
|Course organiser||Dr Marjon Van Der Pol
|Course secretary||Miss Carole-Anne Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)51 1795