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CODE 98288
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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

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

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

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
16/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
06/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
24/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Quality education
Quality education