Health economics


Course At A Glance

  • Course: Health economics
  • Total Duration: 6 Hours 56 Mins
  • Medium of instruction: English
  • Fee is Rs 2799 ( For  Drs based at India )
  •  Fee is US $ 41 ( For International Drs )

About the Course

A considerable chuck of a country’s GDP is spent on health. The macro and micro economics of health care expenditure is a very important aspect to be understood for efficient functioning of the industry at all levels. This course on health Economics explores demand and supply of health services, market dynamics, medical human resource, costing, insurance etc in detail.

Course Syllabus

1.Basics of Health Economics
2.Demand for Medical Services
3.Supply of Medical Services
4.Price Elasticity
5.Determinants of Demand and Supply in Healthcare Sector and HDI
6.Concept of cost Analysis
7.Theory of production of Health and Pricing
8.Price Determination under alternate market structures (Profit Maximization)
9.Price Determination under alternate market structures (Profit Maximization) -Monopoly
10.Price Determination under alternate market structures (Profit Maximization) -Oligopoly
11.Theory of labour markets
12.Production of health,production of costs in healthcare institutions
13.Market Failure in Medical Markets and Government Intervention
14.Medical Care Markets
15.Applications in case of healthcare professionals,market for nursing,dental services
16.Indian Health system
a) Indian Healthcare System – Health Policies Five year Plans – Role of Private Sector
17.PPP In Healthcare
18.Insurance Theory and markets

Course Delivery Format

Taking leaf from Winston Churchill’s philosophy of “always ready to learn although … not always like being taught”, IMA eVarsity is transforming medical education by garnering learning empowered by the interactive platform of digital technology. IMA eVarsity model of blended education integrates best practices of ‘chalk and board’ with emerging technologies, purporting to make mockery of fragmented medical care, that is the bane of the rising costs of health care today!

The IMAevarsity offers best of the models of blended education through online lectures, with the convenience of self-study at one’s own pace, time and place, complemented by online faculty interactions and clinical exposure through hospital rotations.

A rich learning environment is provided through a Learning Platform with access to:

  • Online lectures delivered by experts in respective fields. The students can view the lecture any number of times using tools to conveniently play/pause, forward/rewind, skip/review, bookmark
  • Included in these lectures are hundreds of text slides, illustrations and appropriate 2D and 3D animations, audios and videos to make concepts easy to understand
  • Facility for the student to bookmark specific segments of a running lecture and ability to add your own notes for later review.


There is a final exam that will be conducted online at the end of the course

Course Fee

  • Fee is Rs 2799 ( For  Drs based at India )
  •  Fee is US $ 41 ( For International Drs )

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For International  Doctors –in US $