Health Economics

Course ID
Optional (compulsory)
Spring Semeter
Ώρες Θεωρίας
Ώρες Εργαστηρίου


History and objective of Economic science Theory of consumption Theory of production Theory of demand, supply and balance in market Theory of cost, revenues, profit. National Accounts Economic theory in health care services. Special features and evolution Theory of Healthcare production, as a public and private good. Payment methods of health providers Demand, Supply and Balance in Healthcare sector Utilization (consumption) of Healthcare Healthcare expenditures and financing Socioeconomic Evaluation of Healthcare programmes Methods of Economic Evaluation Evolution and future of Demand, Production and Utilization determinants of health care.

Course objectives

By completion of the course, the students will be in position to:

  • Familiarise with economic theories and practices, determine their applications on health systems and assimilate the basic principles of Economics of Health area.
  • Specialise in the area of management, financing and socio-economic evaluation of health services in the public and private sectors.
  • Distinguish, contrast and evaluate financial and insurance programmes and methods, aiming at a more effective and fair health system.
  • Understand the National Health System, outline its infrastructure and interpret the fluctuations of the health workforce in Greece.


  • Τα οικονομικά της Υγείας – Θεωρία και Πολιτική , Υφαντόπουλος Γιάννης Ν., “Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ – Κ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Ο.Ε.”, 2η έκδ./2006, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 32050
  • Τα οικονομικά της Υγείας σε επανεξέταση, Rice Thomas, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΑΕ, 1η έκδ./2006, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 11795

Assessment method

A.- Evaluation Mode 1.- Attendance of the lectures and active participation of students (15%) 2.- Elaboration and presentation of Personal Report (20%) 3.- Active participation in presentation of Reports (5%) 4.- Final written exams (60%) B.- Evaluation mode Final written exams (100%)

Course material