Environmental & Health Economics

  • European Master in Health Economics and Management
Course unit code
  • EU-HEM-M2.2
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 2
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Ass. FH-Prof. Fouda Ayman, PhD
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • At the end of the course, students will have a differentiated understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to environmental and health economics. After completing this course students will be able to …
    • understand the economic relevance of health and health care and the economic dimension of environmental de-terminants of health.
    • get a framework for analyzing financing of interventions to influence environmental determinants of health.
    • understand the role health in all policies as a framework to address environmental and other determinants of health.
    • to interpret public policies as addressing tradeoffs in health care allocations
    • understand how individuals make decisions about health, and how factors such as governments, climate change, and globalization impact public health
    • understand the basics of cost-benefit analysis and apply them to examples related to preventative care and pub-lic health
    • examine ways behavioral economics can be used to address public health issues
Mode of delivery
  • -
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • Types of regulation: Public ownership and provision, Public finance, but not ownership, Laws, Price regula-tion, Access permissions.
    Typologies of healthcare systems compared in an eco-nomics key
    Intoduction to the concepts of economics, including wealth and marginal analysis, and how they apply to health
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    Micro and macro economics, society, environment and health
    Understanding cost-benefit analysis and how it applies to healthcare
    Costs and benefits of intervention: Theory of the second best and the information requirement for optimal inter-vention.
    Behavioural Economics and health
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