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Become a future proof Health Policy Analyst

The Health Economics & Policy specialisation trains you to become the best health policy analyst there is, to operate both on a national or international level. You will be educated in economics and quantitative methods. This enables you to inform management about alternative courses of action.

 

Ok… what does this mean?

You will help structuring answers to questions like:

  • Shall we reimburse doctors with fee-for-service or should we salary them?
  • Are people able to make informed and rational choices regarding their health?
  • How do we retain high quality health services?
  • How can we spur research and development of a covid vaccine and make it widely accessible?
  • Should we concentrate hospital production into a few, big hospitals? Or should we decentralize it to preserve patients’ accessibility?
  • Should healthcare insurance be funded by taxation?

Interesting right? Of course, we will train you to achieve the following necessary skills:

  • to produce and critically assess empirical evidence
  • to measure and test several alternative explanations
  • to inform management about the design, implementation and evaluation of certain courses of action
  • to provide fundamental insights to inform rational decision making and policy development

By combining economics and quantitative methods, you will be able to inform decision makers both in public and in private realms on a micro and macro level.

Jonas Minet Kinge

Jonas Minet Kinge

University of Oslo

If you have any questions regarding this track, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

oslo@eu-hem.eu

ELISABETTA DE CAO

ELISABETTA DE CAO

University of Bologna

If you have any questions regarding this track, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

bologna@eu-hem.eu

SEMESTER 1 — UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

  • Fundamentals in Health Economics and Management (I.C.)
  • Our Right to Health: Needs, Resources and Society
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods in Health and Healthcare (I.C.) or Quantative Methods in Health and Healthcare (I.C.)
  • Health Systems or International Law and Health

Check the full course overview directly at the University of Bologna.

SEMESTER 2 — UNIVERSITY OF oslo

  • Applied Micro Econometrics
  • Finance and Investments or Leadership, Management and Organization
  • Paying Providers of Health Care
  • Elective

SEMESTER 3 — UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

  • Law & Economics of Pharmaceutical Markets
  • Planning and Evaluation of Health Policies
  • Elective
  • Workshop: Building Empirical Case Studies in Health Economics or Intership

Check the full course overview directly at the University of Bologna.

SEMESTER 4 — ONE OF THE UNIVERSITIES IN THE TRACK

  • Thesis

“I really like that this tracks gives me the academic foundations for doing research but also the hands-on knowledge I’ll need to perform valuable analysis in my current job.”

Enjoy the best of Oslo and Bologna

This track is a partnership between the University of Oslo (2nd semester) and the University of Bologna (3rd semester). You will enjoy high quality academic education in two history-rich European cities with thriving healthcare sectors.

Follow this track in: Oslo & Bologna

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