ECO3022 : Health Economics
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor John Wildman
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To examine the economist's toolkit for its usefulness in the process of health policy development.
This course introduces students to health economics as a discipline. Health economics is an applied subject with a considerable amount of policy relevance. At the end of this course you should have a grounding in health economics, see how economic theory can be applied to the health area, and understand how such issues can influence public policy.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to health economics
The market for health care, insurance and market failure
Equity, efficiency and need
Supply side issues
Investigating preferences and valuing benefits using discrete choice experiments
The Demand for Health
The Production of Health
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||2:00||14:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide an overview of the subject area, together with more in-depth coverage of core issues.
Seminars allow students to develop and demonstrate their analytical ability in addressing the issues of the module.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination is designed to test the students' ability to apply economic theory to the core issues of health economics