HP4B7E Half Unit
Advanced Health Economics
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Prof Alistair Mcguire COW 2.02
This course is available on the Executive MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences and Executive MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management. This course is not available as an outside option.
The course will cover: international comparisons of health care expenditure, health care insurance, contract theory applied to the health care sector (including principal-agent theory and incentive payment mechanisms), equity in health care, health behaviour and an introduction to econometric analysis applied to health care data.
This course will be delivered online over a period of five weeks in Michaelmas Term as a combination lectures and student presentations, totalling a minimum of 19 hours. Students will have access to lecture material delivered as short online videos.
The formative assessment will take place as an in-class quiz
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).
Essay (80%, 2000 words) and continuous assessment (20%).
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: 9
Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable
Controlled access 2019/20: No
Value: Half Unit