Health Economics

Health Economics
This module introduces the basic principles of health economics and the role of health economics in decision making. It will also equip you with the knowledge and skills to critique health economics studies. It covers the different methods of economic evaluation and decision modelling, knowledge of health and health care systems, the roles and limitations of markets and incentives in health systems and setting priorities using health economics in health care.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:
1. understand the principles of economic analysis and health economics
2. develop knowledge and skills in undertaking economic analysis
3. develop an understanding in the place of economic analysis in health care decision making
4. develop skills in critical appraisal of economic analysis
5. understand the ethical issues surrounding health economics

Credits
10 credits

Module Attendance Required
1 block week of teaching

Module Dates
2014-15: 24 to 28 November 2014

Assessment
One written assignment

Module Coordinator
Dr Emma Frew

Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at mph@contacts.bham.ac.uk. For further information on fees please contact the Programme Coordinator. The course can be taken as an assessed or non assessed week.

Course fact file

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