Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment MED5615
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Health and Wellbeing
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Repeated in Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the discipline of health economics and the multi-disciplinary topic of health technology assessment.
10 week course delivered online.
Requirements of Entry
Set exercise (50%), design and illustrate an interactive public engagement style 'game' to illustrate key health economics and health technology assessment concepts
Written assignment (50%), maximum 500 words
This course aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the key concepts of health economics and the multi-disciplinary topic of health technology assessment.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Critically discuss the key concepts of health economics (definitions of health, utility, health care market (supply and demand), outcomes (costs, life years, quality adjusted life years)
■ Critically discuss the key concepts of health technology assessment (definitions of technology, the disciplines involved, the stakeholders, outputs, assessment, appraisal, dissemination, impact)
■ Critically evaluate the contribution of health economics and health technology assessment to health care decision making
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.