Over two years, you will take eight half-unit taught courses, and complete a dissertation. The programme will be taught over 4 two-week teaching blocks on-campus at the London School of Economics and Political Science. See ‘Teaching dates’ for more information.
(* denotes a half unit)
Examines the nature of health care as an economic commodity.
Financing Health Care*
Focuses on the health financing functions of collecting revenue, pooling funds and purchasing services, as well as policy choices concerning coverage, resource allocation and market structure.
Resource Allocation and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis*
Provides an overview of the theory underlying economic evaluation as applied to the health care sector.
Introduction to Management in Health Care*
Explore the main principles of management and strategy and related issues that impact on organisational change, group decision making, innovation and leadership.
An individual research project of 5,000 words on an approved topic of your choice.
Courses to the value of two units from a range of options
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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