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Health Economics - JEM101
Anglický název: Health Economics
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2015
Semestr: letní
Body: 6
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/2 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 59 / 59 (59)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Lucie Bryndová
Vyučující: PhDr. Lucie Bryndová
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stáhnout 0-course_description-Summer 2017.pdf Course description, course requirements and grading rules, seminar organisation, tentative schedule_2017
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Bryndová (17.01.2017)

The course features a series of lectures on health economics issues. Lectures are complemented by seminars.
The course provides students with the framework to understand how health systems are organized from the point of view of funding, financing, pooling, purchasing, provision of health care and regulation of health systems. Topics regarding performance, effectiveness, and quality of health systems are also discussed.

Course requirements and grading rules:
Grades will be based on the following criteria:
1. Student seminar presentation and discussion (mandatory) - 30 points
Deadline to sign for the student group and team topic and point of view is March 10, 2017 (either in person during the seminar on March 10, 2017, or via email to Lucie Bryndova)
Criteria for evaluation:
1.1 the quality and structure of the presentation, active participation of group members;
1.2 relevance and structure of used arguments, quality of used literature sources and references;
1.3 participation in the debate, quality of arguments used in the discussion.

2. Group essay on the team topic (2000 words), based on the seminar presentation and discussion - 30 points
Deadline for essays’ submission - May 12, 2017. Each started week of delay in submission lowers the grade by 10 points.
Criteria for evaluation of essays:
2.1 structure of the essay - how well the essay is structured (introduction, arguments, conclusion),
2.2 content - arguments used, their relevance, innovativeness of arguments and conclusions, how well students reacted to contra-arguments of their opponents stated in the class discussion
2.3 references used - quality of literature sources, quality and properness of quotation and referencing in the text of the essay
Student presentations start on March 17, 2017, the date of each seminar topic will be strictly set following the seminar on March 10, 2017, and will be announced at the course web page in SIS. Questions from seminar topics may be included in the final written exam.

3.Final written test - multiple choice, based on the lectures and seminars! - 40 points
Date of the test - will be announced later in the semester.
Date of the exam, if the test failed - will be announced later in the semester.

Failing one of the three criteria means failing the course.
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Bryndová (16.02.2014)

There is no single textbook, lectures are based on several books and papers. List of relevant literature and recommended further readings will be provided by each lecturer during lectures.
Main textbooks used in the class are:
McPake, B., Kumaranayake, L., Normand, C. (2005); Health Economics: An International Perspective; Routledge
Feldstein, P. J. (2005); Health Care Economics, 6th edition; Thomson Delmar Learning
William, J. (1999); Principles of Health Economics for Developing Countries; World Bank Institute

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Lucie Bryndová (17.01.2017)

Tentative schedule

Lectures start on February 24, 2017.

Seminars start on February 24, 2017; no seminar on March 3, 2017; forming of student groups, choice of team topic and point of view and consultancy to discussion topics on seminar on March 10; student seminar presentations start on March 17, 2017.



Feb-24                       Introduction. Overview of health systems and health economics, description of health systems.

Mar-3                        The impact of health services on health status. Preserving health status of the population.

Mar-10                      Demand for health care and relationship between a patient and a provider of health care

Mar-17                      Financing, issue of third party payment and moral hazard

Mar-24                      New trends in improving quality and efficiency of health care provision

Mar-31                      Demand for health insurance, pooling of funds and risk adjustment

 Apr-7                         How to pay for health care to improve quality and efficiency - comparison of different reimbursement mechanisms

Apr-14                       Dean holidays – no class

Apr-21                       Current issues in health systems – forecasting modeling and financial sustainability

Apr-28                       Health technology assessment, pharmacoeconomics

May-5                        Long term care – organization and financing

May-12                      Reform trends in health systems (NL, Singapure, health savings accounts)

May-19                      How to ensure well functioning  market in health system financing



For more detailed description of student topics and team point of views see extra file on the course web page.


The syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be announced in advance via SIS mailing list. 



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