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Health Economics, Policy and Management-M-F

Course code
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2023
Prof. Dr. Christian Hagist
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

The health care market is one of the biggest and most important markets around the world. Expenditures on health are expected to continue to grow due to several reasons, like advanced medical science, aging of the population, and a shift towards chronic diseases. Health Care is not a regular economic commodity and is widely considered a right, not a privilege. Specific features of health care can easily result in market and/or government failure. Hence, gaining a solid framework in Health Economics, Policy, and Management is beneficial for versatile careers ranging from science to business, e.g. in the health insurance, health care, or pharmaceutical market.

This course will provide you with an adequate framework to understand the health care market, its industries, and the (regulating) role of the governments within this sector. Therefore, the course contains a combination of lectures, workshops, group assignments, student presentations, and cases about the following topics:

  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • The role of governments in modern health care systems
  • Health Insurance and Demography
  • Market Access Management and Economic Evaluation
  • Health Care Provider
  • Digitalization of Health Care
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry
Date Time
Thursday, 12.01.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Thursday, 19.01.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 23.01.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 30.01.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 31.01.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 06.02.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 13.02.2023 11:30 - 15:15
Friday, 17.02.2023 11:30 - 13:00
Zweifel, P.,Breyer, F.,Kifmann, M. (2009), Health Economics, SpringerFurther Literature will be provided in moodle
Written exam, presentation, quiz
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