2023-2024 / ECON0740-2

Health economics


20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents


  • The health sector in OECD countries : some figures and main reforms
  • The Belgian context
  • Uncertainty, externalities, informational asymmetry
  • An econometric analysis of health expenditures
  • The demand for health care and physician-induced demand
  • Equity in the health care finance and delivery

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, students will be able to :

  • define and compare the different types of health care systems
  • define the main economic concepts using the appropriate terms
  • interpret the values of economic variables and the results of empirical economic analyses
  • represent different concepts using graphs
  • summarize texts (scientific papers, research reports,...)

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Remote course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

Course material (articles, slides PwP)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. F. FECHER-BOURGEOIS, ffecher@uliege.be 
Assistant F. VANDENINDEN, f.vandeninden@uliege.be

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