79077 - Health Economics and Policy in Low and Middle Income Countries

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is provided with an overview of: A. how health economics theory and methods can be applied to understand the challenges facing health systems in low and middle income countries; B. the patterns and key issues of health systems and policies in developing countries, with an emphasis on critical assessment of current and future policy options. By the end of the course students are able to: 1. Appreciate the relevance of applying health economics methods in low and middle income countries; 2. Assess alternative methods of raising revenue to funding health systems in low and middle income countries; 3. Assess equity of access to health services and how health system can identify and respond to health inequities; 4. Assess policy options to improve health systems performance in low and middle income countries; 5. Adopt a systematic view on health and health systems in developing countries, and develop independent thinking on future perspective of health sector reforms.

Course contents

Health Behaviours and SocioEconomic Status

Mortality and demographic transitions in developing countries

Health disparities and policy interventions



Slides and list of papers will be posted at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods

Take home and presentation.

Teaching tools

Slides and STATA dofiles

Office hours

See the website of Daniela Iorio