Organisation and Financing in Healthcare


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Participation in all exams of the 1st semester is required

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand the financing and organisation of healthcare systems including differences between the Danish and international healthcare systems
  • Understand how different types of financing and organisation creates different incentives in healthcare    
  • Understand theory of health system governance
  • Understand how organisation and management of healthcare influence patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the primary instruments used in governance of the Danish healthcare system both financial and quality related
  • Understand the linkages between quality, economics and governance


  • Use theoretical models and methods for analysis and interpretation of specific quality, economical and governance problems in the healthcare system
  • Apply methods for stakeholder analysis within healthcare


  • Analyse and assess the consequences of different forms of governance and financing

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study



Name of examOrganisation and Financing in Healthcare
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsPlease refer to the semester description.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleOrganisering og finansiering af sundhedsvæsenet
Module codeMEDMS24K2_8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine