The course is the starting point for anyone involved in the healthcare sector or in health services who needs to be introduced to the language of economics and economic evaluation. It explains how economists evaluate the costs and benefits of health interventions, and how health economics is used by decision makers in the health services and in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.
The course has been offered regularly at the University of Oxford for a UK-based audience, with its content applicable to healthcare worldwide. In 2020 we will be offering this course online.
No previous knowledge of economics is required, but for those who do have some general knowledge of health economics, or economic evaluation, it will serve as an introduction to the Applied Methods of Cost-effectiveness Analysis course.
- To introduce key health economic concepts
- To give an understanding of the design, conduct and analysis of economic evaluation in healthcare.