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This subject aims to (1) consolidate students’ knowledge of health and health system with theories and analytical skills of microeconomics covered in Health Economics 1; and (2) enhance students’ ability to undertake economic analysis of health, health care and health policy related issues. The topics of economic analysis covered in this subject generally include health production; health care quality, provision, and payment methods; efficiency and equity of health care market; health costs control and financing; public and private health insurance; externalities and government’s role in health care, health system reform; and performance and impact of a health policy.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate a health issue or health policy from an economic perspective,
- Apply economic theories and analysis to the study of a health issue or health policy,
- Critically examine findings and results of econometric analysis from empirical health economics research.
Upon completion of this subjects students should develop the following skills:
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Finding, evaluating and using relevant information
- Written communication
- Persuasion and argument
Last updated: 6 December 2019