Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.4492 Health Economics – An international and Institutional Perspective
(Health Economics – An international and Institutional Perspective)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hehenkamp
Ansprechpartner (contact): Amirhossein Kiannik (Amirhossein.Kiannik[at]
Niklas Otto ()
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS/SoSe
Studiensemester (study semester): 1-4
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.44921 / Health Economics – An international and Institutional Perspective Seminar 30 Std (h) 120 Std (h) P 30 TN (PART)
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):

This course introduces into selected topics in health economics with an emphasis on institutional aspects or international comparisons thereof. Further information will be provided in the introductory session.

(a) We start with giving you a brief introduction into the topics.
(b) We assign you a topic based based on a list of preferences submitted by you. You phrase a research question that you want to explore in relation to this topic. You submit this as a short research proposal.
(c) You write a research paper.
(d) You present your work and discuss your results.
(e) You discuss and provide constructive feedback on another student's topic.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
  • get a deeper knowledge about selected topics in health economics
  • learn about institutional aspects or international comparisons in health economics(or both)
  • search indepently for literature
  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
  • learn how to address a research topic
  • apply microeconomic concepts to analyze a topic in health economics
  • answer their own research question
  • write and present their own scientific paper

  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • ​learn to present their own work to others
  • learn how to give constructive feedback
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):
  • ​learn to evaluate a research topic independently
  • learn to draw conclusions and infer recommendations to health (economic) policy
  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulteilprüfungen
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Besondere Form der Leistungserbringung. Details siehe Prüfungsumfang 1 research proposal (2-3 pages) 10.00 %
    b) Hausarbeit seminar paper (12-15 pages) 55.00 %
    c) Besondere Form der Leistungserbringung. Details siehe Prüfungsumfang 3 Presentation & Feedback 35.00 %
    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)
    M.Sc. IBS, M.Sc. BWL, M.Sc. International Economics and Management, M.Sc. Management, M.Sc. Management Information Systems, M.Sc. Taxation, Accountingand Finance, M.Sc. Winfo, M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik, M.Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
    50 Personen
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):




    a)     In his/her proposal each student identifies an issue or a topic in health economics that is interesting and deserves further investigation. Each student hands in a 2-3 page proposal that introduces the issue or the topic, motivates why it is interesting and important to address this question, and outlines how he/she intends to further examine his/her issue or case.

    b)    In his/her seminar paper each student presents the outcome of his/her examination. In the introduction of his/her paper he/she states and motivates his/her issue or topic and outlines how he/she will proceed to examine it. In the main body of the paper he/she presents the outcome of his/her exploration. The final section summarizes his/her findings and draws further conclusions.
    Formalities for the seminar paper: 12-15 pages of text, 12pt font, DIN/A4 with 2.5 cm margins, line spacing 1.5, american quotation system (Harvard system).

    c)     Each student presents his/her seminar paper to the other students. Providing feedback to another student's work gives opportunity to study another issue or topic. Moreover, it fosters the ability to phrase peer-feedback.​

    teaching language: English




    Students are selected according to the module selection regulations. Students who do not attend the first class meeting will be deregistered from the examination and the module. In case you are unable to attend the first meeting, please let us know by sending an e-mail to before the first meeting. If you do not inform us beforehand, you will be expelled from the course.

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