The Economics of Digital Health


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge, skills and competences obtained in the course module: Innovation and Technological Change in a Healthcare Context or knowledge, skills and competences equivalent to this.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will have micro, macro – and policy-oriented themes, where students will assess the macro-economic impact of digital health, economics of regulation, innovation and development of digital health including AI. Also, methodologies for the cost-effectiveness analysis of digital health solutions, quality impact and value for money will be addressed. 

Learning objectives


  • Differentiate and categorize different type of digital health applications  

  • Understand elements of national strategies for digital health 

  • Understand how digital health create societal value


  • Engage in meaningful conversations about the health and economic impact of digital health on patient care 

  • Discuss the challenges of using health economics evaluation to digital health  

  • Identify relevant methods assessing the valuing health outcomes and costs of implementing digital health solutions 


  • Ability to critically interpret and evaluate economics evaluations of digital health solutions 

  • Undertake simple cost-effectiveness analysis of digital health 

Type of instruction

The teaching format is blended learning based on self-study of both written material and video clips, discussion in study groups and online seminars. 

Students are expected to identify specific digital health solutions and use these as example for applying the methodology for economic analysis. 



Name of examThe Economics of Digital Health
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsSee semester description
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnvendelse af sundheds- og velfærdsøkonomiske analyser
Module codeSOTDH24M3_1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Digital Health
Study BoardStudy Board of Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine