HP423 Half Unit
Advanced Health Economics
This information is for the 2021/22 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. 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.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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 2020/21: 58
Average class size 2020/21: 15
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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