TM5526 - Public Health Economics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
This subject provides students with an introduction to looking at health care systems
through an economic lens. The course is designed to be practical and will give students
the necessary tools to design and implement an economic evaluation. The course will
cover the role of economics in the health system, how economics influences the funding
of the health system, how the health system influences the wider economy, cost of
illness studies, measurement of health outcomes, measurement of costs, and measuring
indirect costs and benefits.
- measure the impact of health beyond the healthcare system, including on other government
departments, and on individual living standards;
- choose an appropriate type of economic evaluation and assess the best sources of information
to measure costs and benefits;
- evaluate and appraise economic research papers, choose existing sources of data that
could be used to populate new economic models.
- Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (50%)
- Invigilated > Presentations - (25%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (25%).
Study Period 5
|Census Date 07-May-2020
|Face to face teaching
09-Jun-2020 to 12-Jun-2020
||Assoc. Professor Sue Devine
||Miss Chantal Nightingale, Dr Nishila Moodley, Dr Anton Pak.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 21 hours
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest