Fundamentals in Health Economics

November 20-22, 2017, Basel, Switzerland

deadline for registration: November 4, 2017

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.



Prof. Thomas D. Szucs, MD MPH MBA LLM

Prof Matthias Schwenkglenks, PhD MPH

Zanfina Ademi, Pharm, MPH, PhD




125 Points FPH Spital , GSASA


1800 CHF
900 CHF for academia and non for profit organisations

The fees include meeting materials, lunch, coffee