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Course content

This course is about the application of economics to problems related to demand, supply and production of health and health services. Important components are the individual demand for health, properties of various kinds of health insurance and payment schemes for health care providers.

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Learning outcome

The students should know the central types of institutions of the health system. In general, the students are supposed to acquire knowledge of the basic theories and models in the field of health economics. These models are important tools for the understanding and discussion of central parts of health policy. Hence, the course aims at giving the students knowledge that enables them to contribute to the discussion of health policy issues.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

The subject is open for both Norwegian and international applicants.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor degree in Economics, or equivalent.

Overlapping courses

SØK 545 Helseøkonomi

Teaching

There will mainly be lectures and seminars with required essays. Lectures: 2 hours per week throughout the semester. Seminars: 2 hours per week through parts of the semester.There will also be practical inputs in terms of lectures by health care managers. There will be one compulsory term paper.

Examination

One 3-hour written exam. Students are not allowed to present themselves for the written exam if the compulsory term paper is not passed.

Resouces allowed: None

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Spring 2005. As of Autumn 2006 ECON4615 is replaced by HME4302 Health Economics (Offered at Institute of Health Management and Health Economics).

Examination

Spring 2005. As of Autumn 2006 ECON4615 is replaced by HME4302 Health Economics (Offered at Institute of Health Management and Health Economics).

Teaching language

English