HP423 Half Unit
Advanced Health Economics
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Prof Alistair Mcguire COW 2.02
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.
This course will be delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars totalling a minimum 25 hours during Lent Term. Students will have access to lectures material either delivered in person or as short online videos. Seminars will take place in small groups with students presenting assigned topics each week.
There will be a departmental reading week in week 6 of term.
Students will give a presentation in seminars and receive feedback from seminar leads
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 (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Health Policy
Total students 2019/20: 35
Average class size 2019/20: 18
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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