HP423 Half Unit
Advanced Health Economics
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Prof Alistair Mcguire COW.4.05
This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Health Policy (Health Economics). This course is available on the MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing and MSc in International Health Policy. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Students must have completed Health Economics (HP420).
Alternative introductory economics courses are acceptable.
The course will cover: international comparisons of health care expenditure, individual health-seeking behaviour, health care insurance, contract theory applied to the health care sector (including principal-agent theory and incentive payment mechanisms), and equity in health care.
Students may find material from the half unit HP426 Applied Health Econometrics, to be beneficial to studying this course. See the HP426 course guide for further detail.
15 hours of lectures and 20 hours of seminars in the LT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of lectures in the ST.
All lectures and seminars will be taught by Professor Alistair McGuire. The lectures will be from weeks 2 through 11 (including reading week). The seminars will be weekly from week 3 through 11.
A piece of formative coursework will be set and students will receive feedback on their work based on a 1,500 word essay
Culyer, A.J., and Newhouse, J.P., (eds.), 2001, Handbook of Health Economics Volumes 1A &1B, (North-Holland, Amsterdam); Zweifel, P. and Breyer, F., 1997, Health Economics, (OUP, Oxford).
Exam (60%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Essay (40%, 2500 words) in the ST.
Department: Health Policy
Total students 2017/18: 29
Average class size 2017/18: 29
Controlled access 2017/18: Yes
Lecture capture used 2017/18: Yes (LT)
Value: Half Unit
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