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TERTAL The Application of Economics to Health Care 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the Teaching schedule.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012
KATEA3.1 Economics and Health 4 ECTS


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

An introduction to the application of economics to health care.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will understand how economics, as a ‘science’ of choices, can be applied to the field of health care and look at some of the ways in which different societies solve the complex problems involved in organising health care for their citizens. The student will be able to evaluate the use of health-economic approaches to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of some of the different health systems around the world.


The course connects health and the discipline of economics and the content is divided into three main areas. 1) an introduction to/review of the discipline of economics, 2) explanation of the special features of health care sector and 3) understanding the organisation and comparison of different health care systems.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In Finnish
Written exam 
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Organized in English every other year.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
Health Care Management (Nursing Science)
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School of Health Sciences
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