Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Demonstrate basic understanding of costs, including the
difference between expenses and disbursements, as well as fixed,
variable, indirect and direct costs
- Understand economic evaluation methods/models, i.e.
cost-effectiveness, cost-utility (and QALY), cost- benefit
- Demonstrate knowledge of the health care system’s organisation
and financing, including the central differences between the Danish
health care system and corresponding systems in selected countries
such as the United States; the United Kingdom, Germany and
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the use of microeconomic
theories/models for analysis of the health sector, including
supply-demand model, Principal-agent, human capital and investment
in health, corporate production function and cost components, large
scale operations and productivity.
- Produce a (simple) economic evaluation of a medical technology
(e.g. a new medicine/intervention) including sensitivity analysis
(one-way, two-way, threshold value analysis, scenario
- Calculate the budget expenditures for the introduction of new
medical technology (for a given organisation such as a hospital or
region) and assess whether a new intervention represents “good
value for money.”
- Use the models and methods of the field to analyse selected
- Critically assess existing economic analyses
- Critically assess alternative models of financing and
organizing in the health sector
- Read and understand the key messages and assumptions in
published economic evaluations and reports on economic
conditions in the health care system
Type of instruction
|Name of exam||Economics of Health and Health Care|
|Type of exam|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Join Programme Regulations.|
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