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HEALTH ECONOMICS

CODE 98288
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING(LM-21) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/03
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Health Economics aims to provide informative tools to make difficult decisions in such a delicate and important context as that of health.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy. Students will improve their understanding of and skills in the field of health economics (health policy, health programmes evaluation, health care market regulation)

     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at providing students with basic economic concepts to understand health care market and the role played by asymmetric information in affecting market equilibrium. Students will learn how to apply economic analysis to evaluate public and private policies.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    • Basic economic concepts
    • Introduction to health economics:
      • general principles and theoretical approach
      • characteristics of "health" as a "good"
    • Economic analysis of (national) health care services and insurance systems
    • Information asymmetry: adverse selection and moral hazard, incomplete contracts, incentives, uncertainty and risk
    • Methods for economic evaluation of health sector and health policies

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The course is structured around teacher’s handouts and original papers, which will be made
    available by aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARCELLO MONTEFIORI (President)

    BARBARA CAVALLETTI

    LUCIA LEPORATTI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    An important element of the course is the two (written) intermediate tests that form the continuous
    assessment element, one in the middle and one at the end of the course. They will also provide
    feedback on the development of the student's understanding.
    Alternatively, students are assessed in (written) final examinations.
    Attendance to the course is not required and there is no difference between attending and nonattending
    students.
    Students are free to choose whether to be assessed in English or Italian

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
    20/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    17/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    17/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    07/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Compitino
    07/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    07/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
    09/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    09/06/2023 10:30 GENOVA Scritto
    26/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    26/06/2023 10:30 GENOVA Scritto
    12/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    27/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    12/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale