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Module Title LH Health Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 23467
Module Lead Hugh Mcleod
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-15 hours
Seminar-5 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the various key concepts within health economics, specifically with respect to health care systems and to individual behaviour within such systems.  The module is split into two parts.  Part one covers the principles and theories of health economics.  Part two covers economic evaluation.  The specific objectives of the module are: to provide information on the relevant economic theories that are applicable to health economics, to demonstrate how economic analysis can inform decisions on health policy, to analyse alternative systems of health care delivery and to explore practical issues involved when conducting an economic evaluation. Topics covered include: demand for health and health care, health care systems, cost-benefit analysis QALYs and rationing.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • demonstrate systematic knowledge of the principles and theories of health economics;
  • critically analyse health policy issues;
  • apply the principles of health economics to a variety of applications in health economics.
Assessment 23467-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
23467-03 : Test : Class Test (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: A 48hr Canvas test (50%) and a one-hour closed book final exam (50%)
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