This course is designed for those who wish to specialize in health economies at Ph.D level. It is based on what has been covered at the master’s classes. For each topic examples and application to African and other developing countries shall be provided.
To advance students’ knowledge and appreciation of reproductive and family health as a branch of applied economics and to sharpen the students prowess in the application of the required skills in research techniques with a view to attain the healthy policy.
Upon completion of this programme the student should be able to:
1. Apply economic principles and techniques to carrying out analysis of health issues in policy issue, reproductive and family health.
2. Undertake independent research in health economics, especially in reproductive and family health policy.
3. Communicate research results to stake holder.
4. Function professionally in different health care system.
5. Generate and/or supervise data generation for further research and studies in the area of health economics generally.
The course consists of two parts, part one covers individuals, state and markets in health and health care. Part two covers policy and planning issues in health, reproductive and family health and development each part consists of 56hours of teaching seminars and tutorials.
The final course mark in each part has the following components:
Class attendance (by students) 10marks
Class tests 15marks
Seminar presentation 25marks
Final examination 50marks
The final examination is a 3-hour written paper for each part. The final mark for the course shall be average of the two parts.
The courses shall be taught through lecture methods, study and discussions of published articles and presentation of seminars. For the sake of acquisition of analytical strength by the students health econometrics shall be included among the courses.