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Health Economics (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02837
Acronym: 02837
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): Portuguese, English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 36.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 37.0 h/sem 113.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites N.a.
Objectives Present the main theoretical models of Health Economics that allow defining economic policies for the health sector.
Program 1 Introduction
2 Demand and Supply
3 Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
4 Financing Medical Care
5 The Role of Government and Public Goods
6 History, Demography, and the Growth of Modern Medicine
7 International Comparisons of Health and Health Expenditures

Evaluation Method Evaluation of this learning-teaching unit consists of: (1) during the learning-teaching term, or (2) final valuation, in two examinations.
Evaluation Regime (1):
- Two written Mid-term exam weighting 50% and 50%, respectively;
The mark of each written Mid-term exams cannot be below 7.5.
Evaluation Regime (2) - Final Exam, 100%.
Teaching Method The following learning-teaching methodologies (LTM) will be used:
1. Expositional, to the presentation of the theoretical reference frames
2. Participative, with analysis and resolution of application exercises
3. Active, with the participation in classes.
4. Self-study, related with autonomous work by the student, as is contemplated in the Class Planning.
Basic Bibliographic - Getzen, Thomas E., Health Economics and Financing, Wiley , 5th Edition, 2012
Complementar Bibliographic - Guinness, L and Wiseman, V, Introduction to Health Economics, Open University Press, 2011.
- McPake, B., Kumaranayake, L. and Normand, C., Health Economics, An International Perspective, London: Routledge, 2005