Economic Evaluation: Evaluation & Decision Making for Health Systems in an International Context

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Gad Mohamed, MD, MA
  • Dr. Fidler Armin, MD, MPH, MSc
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - Priority setting and decision-making in the context of social & health systems
    - Economic analysis and appraisal of international health programs for development
    - Appraisal of conditional cash transfer programs and quasi-experimental design interventions
    - Technical and ethical dimensions and dilemmas of priority setting & rationing
    - Economic analysis both in high and low income health settings and the role of international agencies in international social and health systems performance
    - Case studies on HTA and other methods for economic evaluation at regional, national and international level

    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English