Fundamentals in Health Economics

October 23-24, 2019

Deadline for Registration: September 30, 2019

Course outline

This course intends to provide the participants with an understanding of the key principles and methodological concepts of health economics. The role of health-economic thinking in the drug development process is addressed. Two group exercises will complement lectures and discussions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants will

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of health economics.

  • Understand key principles of health economic evaluation.

  • Be able to assess and appraise a published health economic analysis according to guidelines and checklists.

  • Understand the importance of health economic/pharmacoeconomic methods and concepts for the drug development process, clinical trials, and post-marketing surveillance.

  • Understand how policy makers set priorities in health care and how health economic evaluations support this process and understand the importance of health technology assessment in different health care systems.

  • Understand rational choice and priority setting using economic evaluation.

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Prof. Thomas D. Szucs, MD MPH MBA LLM

Prof. Matthias Schwenkglenks, PhD MPH

C. Simone Sutherland, MSC, PhD

Joshua Ray, MSC




1800 CHF

800 CHF for employees of universities and other nonprofit institutions

The fees include electronic course materials, lunch, and coffee

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