This page is part of the Health Economics education site, led by the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University.

Teaching slides for Health Economics

You are welcome to use these in your own teaching, but copyright remains with the originating academic and their institution in each case, and the source of the material should always be clearly acknowledged.

For Undergraduate Economists

Introduction to health economics Animated Figures to accompany Chapter 1 of Economic Analysis in Health Care by Morris Devlin and Parkin (2007) (reproduced from the book's companion website with permission from Wiley).

Many US universities choose to provide their teaching resources on open-access websites. An example of this is Professor Vivian Ho's 4th year course at Rice University. Follow the links in Professor Ho's course outline for Health Economics (Econ481) to view powerpoint slides for all lectures.

Health Economics undergrad option, Richard Smith, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:

PowerPoint presentation for a July 2009 lecture in Globalization and Health: Health Worker Migration. John Ashmore, University of Cape Town

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Slides from a lecture on Health and Health Systems in an Economics of Public Issues module, taught 2009-10. Marie Stack, Nottingham Trent University. Shared via TRUE: Public Sector Economics. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales License

For Masters Economists

Economics of Market for Medicines Powerpoint slides for a 2-3 hour lecture - provided by Jon Sussex and Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz of the Office for Health Economics, London, 2007. Note: the last slide of this presentation provides a useful list of readings on this subject.

Valuing Health Powerpoint slides for a 2-3 hour lecture on methods of valuing benefits in health and health care - provided by Adam Oliver at LSE, 2007

MSc Health Economics (for non-economists), Richard Smith, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:

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For Medical Students

Health Economics for Prescribers, Richard Smith, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:

MSc Public Health, Richard Smith, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:

"Health Economics and Anti-Microbial Resistance", 2004 lecture by Richard Smith, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Other (eg. "guest" lectures to non-specialists)

Principles and methods of economic evaluation 3-hour introductory lecture for NHS Finance Directors - provided by Nancy Devlin, City University, 2007.

At Johns Hopkins, the course Understanding cost effectiveness analysis in health care, aimed at public health specialists, is available online, and includes lecture slides, as well as the syllabus, readings and assignments.


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