School of Economics and Finance

ECN369 - Health Economics

Credits: 15
Semester: A

This module covers the application of economic principles to the study of health. Topics will include the demand for health care and its supply; issues in health care finance, including uncertainty, insurance, and the rationale for public and private provision; the extent to which welfare economics can be applied to health, including definitions of inequality and the links between inequalities in income and health; overview of reforms of the health care sector; and evaluation of health care treatments (cost effectiveness and cost utility analysis).

Level: 6