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Health Economics

Health Economics is a course run by Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of This short course is delivered over a four week period (Thurs-Fri).. For more information about Health Economics at Trinity College Dublin, please review the details below.

This short course examines the role of economic principles in understanding the behaviour of users and providers of healthcare, systems of healthcare financing and resource allocation within health systems. Key issues addressed include:

  • the ways in which individuals respond to incentives;
  • the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of financing health services;
  • the role of cost-effectiveness analysis in determining access to services.

By the end of the course, participants should:

  • understand the fundamental principles of supply and demand and how they relate to health and healthcare services;
  • appreciate options for financing health services and how different methods affect access to care and performance of care providers;
  • describe how the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis can be applied to various healthcare interventions.


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Training ProviderTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Course DurationThis short course is delivered over a four week period (Thurs-Fri).
Course Fee1,080
Entry RequirementsApplications will be considered from applicants with health service management experience. In addition, applicants should hold a good honours degree in a professional discipline or hold other qualifications deemed appropriate by the course committee.
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