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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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TERKAN10 Theories of Health Economics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Person in charge
Announced in the teaching schedule.
Preceding studies
The course TERKANA4 The Application of economics to health care (Terveys ja talous) course must be completed before the course begins.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

An introduction to the main theories and approaches of health economics.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is able to analyze and evaluate health economic issues using concepts, theories and approaches of health economics.


The course covers the various perspectives on health economics, major theories, concepts and approaches.

Teaching methods

Classroom work max 28h.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

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 English

Introductory lecture and reading club. Completing a learning diary and a literature exam or essay (by separate agreement).

In the reading club, students read the essential health economics literature and discuss it with other students and the teacher.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Participation in the Reading Club: pass/fail. Exam/Essay: evaluated on the scale 1-5 which will be the final course grade.

Study materials

Morris Stephen, Devlin Nancy, Parkin David, Spencer Anne (2012): Economic Analysis in Heath Care

Articles, announced during the course

Further information

The course is organized every other year (even years, spring term). Minimum number of students for the course to be organized is 8.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
School of Management
School of Management
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences