HEALTH ECONOMICS

Course Information
TitleΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ / HEALTH ECONOMICS
Code12ΕΣ14
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolEconomics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandra Gkoulgkoutsika
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600016365

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 115
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
OIKONOMIASElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)533
DIOIKĪSĪ EPICΗEIRĪSEŌNElective Courses533

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600177989
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to • understand theoretical approaches in the field of health economics • understand and raise their awareness about the specificities of the healthcare sector in the context of economic theory • practice in the assessment, analysis, and interpretation of issues relating to health economics • familiarize themselves with the organization and presentation of their analysis and conclusions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course deals with the basic concepts and issues related to the health system. As health is characterized by incomplete information and uncertainty, the need arises to form a separate branch of study. Health economics is a unique field; the course begins with an overview and continues with how the supply and demand for its services are shaped and the various specific issues of the field, which are analyzed through economic theory, such as inequalities, externalities, the asymmetry of the information and the unfavorable choice. The role and function of the hospital as a productive economic unit, demand, production and the cost of health services are also studied. Finally, the various models of health systems that prevail around the world are analyzed.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
e learning slides e mail
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures822.9
Exams20.1
Total843
Student Assessment
Description
Written examinations at the end of the semester OR alternatively, a) submission and oral prsentation of an individual or group essay and b) submission and oral prsentation of an individual or group project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ Συγγραφέας: ΑΝΤΩΝΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΛΙΛΑ Εκδότης: GUTENBERG 2.ΤΑ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ ΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ Συγγραφέας: ΥΦΑΝΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ Εκδότης: ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Γ.
Additional bibliography for study
Bhattacharya, J., Hyde, T., & Tu, P. (2013). Health economics. Macmillan International Higher Education.
Last Update
30-08-2021