This introductory course explains key economic concepts that are relevant to the private healthcare industry. The presentation takes the perspective from private agents making economic decisions. The course covers patients as consumers of care, private health insurance companies, private hospitals and physicians, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Language of instruction
09/16/21 to 09/19/21
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
|Monday||10/11/21||09:00 AM - 12:00 PM||D3.0.225|
|Monday||10/25/21||09:00 AM - 12:00 PM||D3.0.233|
|Monday||11/15/21||09:00 AM - 12:30 PM||D5.0.002|
|Monday||11/29/21||08:00 AM - 11:00 AM||D3.0.225|
|Monday||12/13/21||09:00 AM - 12:30 PM||TC.0.03 WIENER STÄDTISCHE|
|Monday||01/10/22||09:00 AM - 12:00 PM||D3.0.225|
|Monday||01/24/22||08:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Online-Einheit|
On this page:
- Understand key health economic concepts
- Ability to apply health economic theory to real life situations
- Acquire skills that are directly relevant to the industry
A minimum of 75% attendance is required.
- 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)
Please email lecturers for office hours.
Last edited: 2021-09-20