Economics of Health

Module code: EC3082

Module co-ordinator: Dr Asako Ohinata

This module will provide you with an opportunity to develop your understanding of how to apply theories of economics in practice, focusing on issues regarding the provision of and demand for health. You can expect to develop and enhance your problem solving techniques and their analytical skills. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to interrogate popular media using economic theory and empirical approaches.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Health Care Markets
  • Health Insurance
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Care: Measuring the Effectiveness of Health Care
  • Health Behaviours


  • 20 one-hour lectures
  • 5 one-hour tutorials


The module is worth 15 credits towards your third year assessment. This module will be assessed by the following methods:

  • A two-hour examination (80%)
  • Coursework (20%).