Health Economics

Health Economics

11 weeks
January - March
Wednesday 2.00-4.00 p.m.

What is it about?

The principles of economics and their relevance to health and health care, methods of organising and financing health systems, and methods for the economic evaluation of health and health care interventions.

Who is it for?

Health professionals faced with difficult choices in the management of the resources at their disposal. Anyone with an interest in how the insights and methods of economics can help with these choices.

Why should you undertake it?

It is easier to recognise the limits on the resources available to health and health care than it is to understand what they mean for health care decision-making and health policy in general. This module covers the concepts and techniques available to look at health care decision making and health policy in the context of constrained resources and to deal with the ethical dilemmas that arise in doing so.