Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.2135 The Economics of Health Care Systems
(The Economics of Health Care Systems)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Bernd Frick
Ansprechpartner (contact): Mojgan Ghayour Najafabadi (mojgan.ghayour.najafabadi[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 3-6
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.21351 / The Economics of Health Care Systems Seminar P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):

​The Economics of Health Care Reform:

A Global Comparison - Healthcare costs continue to increase in many countries making cost containment a primary objective of health care reform efforts around the world. Many economic measures can be employed to contain costs while maintaining or improving the efficiency of the health care system. The objective of this course is to examine the economic health reform policies and their outcomes across a variety of countries, including Germany. Questions include the following: Is there a convergence of economic policies across countries? Does competition improve efficiency and quality? Are policies aimed at reducing demand more or less effective than supply-side controls? What are the implications for equity?

 Instructor: Prof. Jane Ruseski, University of Alberta, Department of Economics, Edmonton, Canada

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • gain knowledge concerning the economic implications of health reform policies.
  • analyze the diverse effects of health reform policies across various countries.
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • evaluate alternate health policies with regard to their outcomes.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • evaluate of market theories on the basis of previously acquired competencies.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • select and apply previously discussed evaluation tools, internet and literature reseach
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Klausur 60 Minuten 100.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
    B.Sc. International Business Studies
    B.Sc. Wirtschaftsnformatik
    B.Sc. Sportökonomie
    B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):
    The course is restricted to 30 students.
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