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Health Economics [ESP25]

Course highlights

EC points


Start date

19 August 2019

End date

23 August 2019

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00


Dr. Ken Redekop

Course fee

€ 470


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Methods of Health Services Research or equivalent knowledge.


  • Health Economics

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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.


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.