Health Economics

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Distance

This course is offered at Masters level.

Course content includes:

  • The ethical perspective of health economics
  • The importance of context in health and social care interventions
  • Examination of the welfarist, extra welfarist and capability models within health economics
  • Inequalities in the distribution of health and health care
  • The trade-off between equity and efficiency in resource allocation for primary prevention, health systems and health policy
  • The nature of the evidence base for economic analysis of healthcare and public health programmes
  • Measures of economic efficiency in the allocation of resources in healthcare
  • Commissioning health and social care, public health programmes and services
  • Spatial planning and health.


This course has 150 allocated hours and a variety of learning approaches will be used to support distance learning. You will be required to engage with online materials and discussion forums and to support this with essential reading. Typically, up to 8 hours of virtual contact will be scheduled for group discussion and tutor support and preparation will be required for virtual scheduled sessions. We expect that 8 hours will be scheduled learning and 142 hours will be independent learning, which includes assessment preparation and completion time. There will be opportunities for interactive learning with the module team and other students through discussion boards and real-time communication via Blackboard Collaborate.

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