Health economics is a specific branch within economics concerned with the efficient allocation of scarce resources with respect to health and healthcare. Health economics is a growing field which all professionals in healthcare will be confronted with. In this course, the participants will look at innovations from an economic perspective. They will deal with theoretical as well as empirical developments.This course will teach the participants about the discipline, relevance and application of advanced health economics.
This short course offers a training in Health Technology Assessment. The purpose of this training is to provide the participants as members of a team with knowledge of methods, concepts, key issues and models that are used in the field of Health Technology Assessment, and more specifically economic evaluation of healthcare technologies.
The course consists of three parts:
It is assumed that in this course the participants have basic knowledge of (health) economics.
“Over the last decade, achieving an efficient allocation of scarce resources (such as budgets, time, money, personnel, rooms, beds) with respect to health and healthcare has become imperative. Health economics is a specific branch within economics that among others includes Health Technology Assessment, which is aimed at economic evaluations of healthcare technologies (e.g. cost-effectiveness analyses). Economic evaluations are key as they enhance the possibilities of achieving an efficient allocation of these scarce resources”.
Mickael Hiligsmann, PhD, course coordinator
Participants in this course are healthcare managers, consultants, medical doctors and graduates from universities and universities of applied sciences who wish to enhance their knowledge about economics of healthcare and particularly health technology ass.essment
Problem-Based Learning, team assignments, formal lectures, interactive lectures, tutorial group meetings, trainings. Examination consists of an individual test and assessment of team work.
The teaching staff of the course consists of experts on health economics and economic evaluation from Maastricht University.
Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate.
Upon successful completion you will also receive a list of grades.
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€ 1752,- for the academic year 2016-2017
Start: 9 September 2016
End: 28 October 2016
24 July 2016
Language of instruction
Language of instruction is English.
Locations for the classes are at Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.
Mickael Hiligsmann, PhD (course coordinator)
Department of Health Services Research
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Phone: + 31 43 3882219