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Health economic theory

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

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.

Application and eligibility

Health economic theory, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 30 September 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 October 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

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. 

Selection

Academic credits 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.

Application code

UMU-F3022

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK18,550

Total fee

SEK18,550

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson