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Health Economics and Cost Effectiveness

Summer Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Introduces economic concepts and principles for better resource management in the health care sector. Examines the public finance approach to policy questions relating to the role of government and other stakeholders. Acquaints students with the methodologies of both cost and demand analyses. Demonstrates how to make use of such analyses in policy planning and evaluation, including practical skills in cost effectiveness analysis of public health services and programs.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe basic concepts of health economics and of public finance
  2. Describe the relationships between health and economic development in developing countries
  3. Explain economic basis for cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and undertake such analyses
  4. Analyze cost and cost behavior in hospital environments
  5. Apply methodologies of both cost and demand analyses
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Assignments
  • 25% Midterm
  • 25% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Only students enrolled in the MPH program with IIHMR, Jaipur are permitted in this section
Special Comments

This section is offered in Jaipur, India