INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH ECONOMICS

PHE5IHE

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be given the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of economic principles and their application to health and health care, particularly in the developing world. The applications of economic analysis to health policy issues are explored. This subject should enable students to: provide an economic perspective to key issues in health and care and in health development programs; and critically appraise health economic evaluation studies. Students also gain an understanding of the principles of health care financing including donor funding arrangements, including the major international, national and local donors.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects Students who enrol in PHE5HEF are excluded from enrolling in PHE5IHE.

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrinciples in health economics and policyPrescribedOlsen, J.A. (2010)OXFORD: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsThe World Health Report 2010: Health systems financing: the path to universal coveragePrescribedWorld Health Organisation (2010)GENEVA: WHO

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand core concepts from (health) economics.

Activities:
Reading text and online material.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Analyse how society should intervene in the determinants that affect health.

Activities:
Reading text, articles in reading list and online material. Analysis of case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

03. Analyse how health care should be financed.

Activities:
Reading text, articles in reading list and online material. Analysis of case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

04. Analyse how health care providers should be paid.

Activities:
Reading text, articles in reading list and online material. Analysis of case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Analyse how alternative health care programs should be evaluated to set priorities.

Activities:
Reading text, articles in reading list and online material. Analysis of case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Describe issues in funding health development projects.

Activities:
Reading text, articles in reading list and online material. Analysis of case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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