The growing expertise in health economics at the Department of Economics offers a unique opportunity for the introduction of a health policy and economics module. The importance of health for
any human being, the size of the health sector, the limited resources available to meet the needs of an aging population (with higher levels of chronic disease) make health economics an important aspect of everyday life. At the same time, the relevance of health economics to a large number of sectors (e.g. health services, public health, medicine, pharmaceutical and health technology industry) makes this module of direct interest to postgraduate programme in Global Health, Public Health and
other health related studies. This module is offered as a compulsory module in the MSc Global Health programme.