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Health Economics and Cost Effectiveness

Summer term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Barun Kanjilal
Felicity Turner

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:

Class assignments 50%, mid-term 25%, final exam 25%

Enrollment Restriction:

Only students enrolled in the MPH program with IIHMR, Jaipur are permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This section is offered in Jaipur, India