Health Economics and Policy

Presented below are three different courses of study, depending on which year you started your studies. Please see the specific courses of study for information and description regarding your specialisation.

Course of study from 2019 -

4th semester HMM4501 – Master thesis
3rd semester HEVAL5140 – Methods for effectiveness evaluations in health care HMET4210 – Research Design * Elective course Elective course Elective course
2nd semester HFIN4210 – Finance and Investment HECON4210 – Demand for health and health insurance HECON4220 – Paying Providers of Health Care HMET5130 – Linear Regression Analyses Elective course
1st semester HECON4100 – Fundamentals of Health Economics HMAN4100 – Fundamentals of management HMET4100 – Fundamentals of statistics HGOV4100 – Fundamentals of Health Care Systems HLAW4100 – Fundamentals of Health Law HMED4100 – Fundamentals of medicine
  5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits

* begins teaching at the end of 2nd semester, exam and credits is assigned to 3rd semester.

The pre-course HECON4000 – Basic Mathematics for Health Economists is highly recommended for students choosing this specialisation.

Elective courses:

You must choose 5 credits in elective courses in the 2nd semester and 15 credits in the 3rd semester from this list:

Course of study - 2017-2018

4th semester HMM4501 – Master thesis
3rd semester HMET4210 – Research Design * HEVAL5140 – Methods for effectiveness evaluations in health care Complementary course Elective course Elective course
2nd semester HECON4210 – Demand for health and health insurance HECON4220 – Paying Providers of Health Care HECON4230 – Optimal regulation HECON4250 – Cost and efficiency analyses of health care providers HMET5130 – Linear Regression Analyses Elective course
1st semester HECON4100 – Fundamentals of Health Economics HMAN4100 – Fundamentals of management HMET4100 – Fundamentals of statistics HGOV4100 – Fundamentals of Health Care Systems HLAW4100 – Fundamentals of Health Law HMED4100 – Fundamentals of medicine
  5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits

* begins teaching at the end of 2nd semester, exam and credits is assigned to 3rd semester.

It is highly recommended to have the preliminary course HECON4000 – Basic Mathematics for Health Economists if you choose this specialisation.

Complementary courses:

You must choose 5 credits in complementary courses in the 3rd semester:

Complementary courses may be used as elective courses if not already chosen.

Elective courses:

You must choose 5 credits in elective courses in the 2nd semester and 10 credits in the 3rd semester:

Course of study - 2013-2016

4th semester HMM4501 – Master thesis
3rd semester HMET4210 – Research Design * Complementary course or elective course Complementary course or elective course Elective course Elective course Elective course
2nd semester HECON4210 – Demand for health and health insurance HECON4220 – Paying Providers of Health Care HECON4230 – Optimal regulation HMET5130 – Linear Regression Analyses HECON4250 – Cost and efficiency analyses of health care providers, complementary course or elective course Complementary course or elective course
1st semester HECON4100 – Fundamentals of Health Economics HMAN4100 – Fundamentals of management HMET4100 – Fundamentals of statistics HGOV4100 – Fundamentals of Health Care Systems HLAW4100 – Fundamentals of Health Law HMED4100 – Fundamentals of medicine**
  5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits 5 credits

* begins teaching at the end of 2nd semester, exam and credits is assigned to 3rd semester.

** if you have already taken HMED1101 – Helsefaglig grunnkunnskap og nomenklatur, you may replace the course with:

The pre-course HECON4000 – Basic Mathematics for Health Economists is highly recommended for students choosing this specialisation.

Specialisation

In order to specialise you must take 40 credits within the selected specialisation. You must also write your thesis within the field that you choose (30 credits). The obligatory courses in the specialisation Health Economics are:

You must also choose 10 credits from this complementary course list:

* HECON4250 – Cost and efficiency analyses of health care providers was obligatory from class of 2014. Class of 2013 must choose 15 credits from the complementary course list above.

Elective courses

The remainder of credits must be chosen from the courses available from the Institute of Health and Society's portfolio. To choose courses, use the list of courses available at master's level.

You may apply to get other relevant courses approved as elective courses. The application should include a course description or supplementary information. Applications are submitted to: postmottak@medisin.uio.no. If the Institute of Health and Society approve of the course, you may apply for the course through Studentweb. If the course is not available in Studentweb, you must contact the department which offers the course.

Published June 19, 2018 12:54 PM - Last modified Apr. 3, 2020 10:27 AM