Current Issues in Health Policy

  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 1
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Fouda Ayman, M.B.B.Ch
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Schlögl Stephan
  • Dr. Heiss Raffael, MA
  • Mag. Schnegg Elgar, MBA
  • Pletzer Sandra, MA
  • Mag. Windbichler Renate, MIM
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Mevenkamp Nils
  • Mag. rer. nat. Überall Martina, Ph.D.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • • Understanding purpose and instruments of EU funding
    • Knowledge of key terms and players in EU projects
    • Understanding the main characteristics of EU projects
    • Understanding the logics and elements of project proposals
    • Knowledge about the secrets of writing a successful EU funded project proposal
    • Discussing and drafting possible project ideas (as a group effort)
    • Creation of a dissemination and commercialization plan
    • Ability to apply idea generation and brainstorming techniques
Mode of delivery
  • -
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - Current and future health policy challenges
    - The state and the private sector in health policy
    - Introduction to EU funding and main principles of grant proposals.
    - Style and structure of proposals: tools and mechanisms, tips and lessons learnt; further discussion & brainstorming of possible project ideas and coaching in small groups

    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.
Recommended or required reading
  • The case competition document & literature can be found timely on your learning platform SAKAI.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Through a case competition, expert seminars and practitioner reports, the students gain insights into operational practice in the health care sector.
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