This course in health economics covers health system financing, analysis of health care markets, equity and the determinants of health, and political economy and organisational performance. Each topic is approached from the point of view of what theory suggests, followed by an analysis of to what extent empirical literature supports the theory. The key concepts on this course are: incentives, equity, and moral hazard. We will consider e.g. how different financing models deal with incentives for excess use of services; how health care workers can be analysed as agents; and how investments in early childhood can be justified using economic analysis. The teaching is carried out in collaboration between the Department of Economics and Epidemiology and Global Health.
For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.
English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is
15 January 2019.