Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||School of Social Sciences|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
To equip students with an understanding (and skills to critique) modern economic theories applied to topical issues surrounding the demand for health and provision of health care.
On completion of this unit successful students will be able to demonstrate:
• A good understanding of key economic concepts related to the demand for health
• A good understanding of key economic concepts related to health care provision
• The ability to critically appraise health care policies and reforms
• The skills to produce original work in the form of theoretical models or empirical analysis
Topic 1 Resource allocation I: Allocative efficiency (budgets) (WW)
Topic 2 Resource allocation II: Technical efficiency (economic evaluation) (WW)
Topic 3 Demand for health (theory) (LM)
Topic 4 Supply, regulation, and financing of health care (TM)
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and tutorials.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||25%|
Morris, S, Devlin, N, Parkin, D, and Spencer, A. (2012) Economic Analysis in Healthcare, Wiley
Zweifel P, Breyer F, Kifmann M. (2009) Health Economics. Second Edition. Springer.
Plus standard undergraduate textbooks for microeconomic theory and econometrics.
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|Independent study hours|
|William Rodney Whittaker||Unit coordinator|
|Thomas Mason||Unit coordinator|
|Luke Munford||Unit coordinator|
ECON 60391 (Microeconomics) or ECON 60101 (Microeconomic Theory)
ECON 60611 (Introduction to Econometrics) or ECON 61001 (Econometric Methods)