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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Seminar: Health economic analysis

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Niels Steenstrup Zeeberg (24-807b777e854085867777808586848782408c7777747784795277758180407d8740767d)
  • Department of Economics
Course number: AØKK08331U

Course content

Following the course will enable the student to understand:

economic valuation of life and health; approaches o the economic valuation of health; the methodology and theoretical backgrounds of the various health analysis approaches; how the different analysis approaches are used.

The various approaches to economic evaluation of health compare the benefits of a health intervention to its cost. We shall focus on comparing health interventions with benefits measured in a one-dimensional scale to status quo and to other interventions; and to compare health interventions with benefits (utility) measured in units of a cardinal utility function with status quo and other interventions; and also to compare interventions, where benefit is measured in money units.

Learning outcome

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA);

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA);

Cost-Utility Analysis (CUA);

Theoretical background of the above; Applied use of CBA, CEA and CUA.

Recommended prerequisites

BA econ, BA scient san publ or similar. Beneficial trade-off from courses on courses such as economic principles and/or health economy.


Program: Wednesdays from 8-10 the following days:
- September 7: Intro, presentation of participants and of idea catalogue to thesis subjects.
- September 14: Participants presentation of project titles and ideas. Discussions and - feedback.
- September 21: Presentation of health economic analysis and curriculum by associate professor. Writing process initiated.
- October 12: Questions and supervision of students.

Presentations: Wednesdays from 8-13
November 16: Presentation and critical evaluation of student 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
November 23: Presentation and critical evaluation of student 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
November 30: Presentation and critical evaluation of student 13, 14, 15, 16 and postponed students.
All students must be participating at all days of presentations.

Sign up

for enrolled students. More information about registration, schedule, rules, courses etc. can be found at the student intranet (KUnet) for courses (English) and student intranet (KUnet) for courses (Danish).

More information about seminars is available in KUnet for  Study Programme (UK) and Study Programme (DK).


MSc programme of Economics
The seminar is primary for students at the MSc of Economics


Department of Economics, Study Council


1 semester


Autumn (36-50)
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Teaching and learning methods

Commitment paper, presentations and final paper must be in English! Introduction (one day); presentation of topics (one day); students presentation of topics (one day) (slideshows); commitment paper; during writing process supervision (one day);. students presentations of seminar papers with students as moderators; writing process, handing in final seminar paper for examination.




Zweifel et al., 2009. Zweifel, P., Breyer, F. og Kifmann, M. (2009). Health Economics. Springer, 2. ed. ISBN no. 978-3-540-27804-7. Plus Handouts and articles.


Category Hours
Seminar 22
Exam 1
Project work 183
English 206

Exam (Written and oral)

Type of assessment

Written assignment
A written seminar paper in English.


All aids allowed

All papers in the seminar are allowed.

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome of the course.

Censorship form

External censorship
up to 20 % censorship at the seminarpaper

Exam period

Autumn 2016:

Deadline for submitting the commitment paper: October 1, 2016

Presentation days: November 16, 23, 30. 8-13

Deadline for submitting the seminar paper: December 5, 2016 at 10.00 AM

For enrolled students more information about examination, exam/re-sit, rules etc. is available at the student intranet for Examination (English) and student intranet for Examination (KA-Danish).


According to the Curriculum the form of the re-sit exam has been changed from September 1, 2016 to a “Written seminar re-sit paper” of 7,5 ECTS within the same subject area as the seminar. There is no longer an oral exam and an earlier non-passed seminar paper cannot be used as a re-sit paper.

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