- Understand key health economic concepts
- Ability to apply health economic theory to real life situations
- Acquire skills that are directly relevant to the industry
Registration via LPIS
|Monday||10/04/21||08:00 AM - 11:00 AM||TC.5.03|
|Monday||10/18/21||08:00 AM - 11:00 AM||TC.5.03|
|Monday||11/08/21||08:30 AM - 12:00 PM||D3.0.233|
|Monday||11/22/21||09:00 AM - 12:00 PM||TC.5.01|
|Monday||12/06/21||09:00 AM - 12:30 PM||TC.1.01 OeNB|
|Monday||12/20/21||08:00 AM - 11:00 AM||EA.6.026|
|Monday||01/17/22||11:00 AM - 02:30 PM||Online-Einheit|
This introductory course explains key economic concepts that are relevant to the public healthcare industry. The presentation takes the perspective from the Government and other public institutions. The course covers healthcare demand and disparities, social health insurance, public provision of healthcare, health care labor markets, economic epidemiology, and government regulation of unhealthy behaviors.
- The lecturers will explain key economic theory and the understanding will be consolidated by selected readings from a leading health economics textbook and other sources.
- Economic theory will be presented in the context of real life applications introduced via relevant newspaper articles and case studies.
- Understanding of theory and specific skills will be acquired by means of in-class exercises and short home assignments.
Assessment Components (relative weights in the final grade)
- Participation (15%)
- Quiz 1 (20%)
- Quiz 2 (20%)
- Quiz 3 (20%)
- Written group assignment (25%)
Grades (point ranges)
- 1: Excellent (90-100 points)
- 2: Good (80-89 points)
- 3: Satisfactory (65-79 points)
- 4: Sufficient (50-64 points)
- 5: Fail (0-49 points)