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Health Economics [ESP25]

Course highlights

ECTS

0.7

Start date

21 August 2017

End date

25 August 2017

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00

Faculty

Dr. Ken Redekop

Course fee

€ 470

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Introductory

Prerequisites

Methods of Health Services Research or equivalent knowledge.

Disciplines

  • Health Economics

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail.

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Description

Faculty: Ken Redekop, PhD

Economic thinking is becoming increasingly important in health care.
This course begins with a two day introduction of main concepts of health economics. The remaining three days are used to provide students with more in depth knowledge. The student will learn to analyze the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions (e.g., medicine, diagnostic test, health care programme).
Both methodology and practical examples will be covered. Exercises are used to illustrate the various steps in economic thinking.

Objectives

By the end of this course participants:
- Will understand basic principles of health economics and their application at various levels (including country-level and hospital-level policy making and single technology assessments);
- Will be able to describe the aims and steps of a cost-effectiveness analysis, as well as the role of related activities such as computer modelling, cost analysis, and quality of life assessment;
- Will be able to perform some basic level cost-effectiveness analyses through computer exercises.

Assessment

Attendance