B.Sc in Health Economics

Key Facts

Duration
3 Yrs
Semesters
6
Mode
Online
CREDITS
180 ECTS

Overview

The B.Sc in Health Economics (B.Sc HE) program offered by James Lind Institute, Switzerland is a 100% online degree that has been developed specifically for students who would like to study health economics online in a flexible, self-paced, on-demand environment. In this way, you have full control over how, when, and where you study. The program offers a compelling mix of self-paced study content that includes lectures delivered by experienced faculty from across the globe. The program also offers mentors who are experts in the health economics space.

Economists are needed in every industry, however due to the economic crisis at global level post covid, the demand for health economists has increased significantly. During the period of the pandemic, health economists have been providing and financing efficient health services. Economists examine how resources are allocated in order to determine the best way to deliver efficient, cost-effective services. They also promote economic regulation in health and development and allocate sustainable and affordable resources for the betterment of the society. 
This degree will introduce you to the theoretical and practical techniques of economic analysis for health policy and health care decision-making. It will enable you to apply economics and policy both in theory and practice to a range of global issues and challenges. You will learn economic and policy thinking and evidence-based learning involving policymakers, academics, and the general public.

What You Will Study

The program is comprised of 180 ECTS credits and can be completed in about 3 years.  There are a total of 6 semesters, each of 6 month duration. For a detailed list of courses taught in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Curriculum

The program follows the following general scheme for the three years of study:

Year 1

Semester 1

Introduction to Microeconomics
Quantitative Methods for Economics I
Mathematical Economics
Career and Employability

Semester 2

Introduction to Macroeconomics
Quantitative Methods for Economics II
Business Economics
Contemporary Economic Challenges

Year 2

Semester 3

Advanced Microeconomics
Introduction to Econometrics
Introduction to Health Economics
Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
Career and Employability

Semester 4

Advanced macroeconomics
Game theory
Economic Growth and Development
Market for Healthcare
Business Law

Year 3

Semester 5

International trade and Finance
History of Economic Thought
Financial Management and Health
Research Methods in Health care
Information Technology

Semester 6

Choose any 2 of the following electives

Global health Development and Policy
Industrial Economics
Welfare economics
International Economics

Dissertation

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Assessments

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis via multiple choice question tests, assignment submissions and via End Term Examinations at the end of each semester.

Other Information

High school / secondary education (or higher)

Age

All applicants have to be at least 17 years of age on or before the commencement date of their program.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to our admission staff.

  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Copy of any supporting transcripts/marks sheets 

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking). If you have taken an English language test in the last two years, that is good to have. If not, you can explore a waiver for the English language test.

The English proficiency test is waived-off for the following candidates:

- Native English speakers, OR;
- Applicants who have completed any previous qualifications (e.g. diploma) in English language, OR;
- Applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in an organization in which English is the primary language of communication.

Our program fees are very reasonable in comparison to other schools. Please calculate the fees applicable to you by using our online fee calculator.

Next Start Date

Bachelors & Masters Programs

Next Start Date: 01 Sep 2022
App. Deadline: 28 Aug 2022

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Learning Outcomes​

By the end of this program you will be able to:

  • Understand the theory, practice and reform of healthcare systems and health policies.
  • Analyze problems related to Health Economics, such as the demand for and supply of health care, the demand for health insurance, and health related behaviors.

Career Pathways

The prospects for health economists are excellent. Healthcare is the booming sector with the greatest number of jobs across the world. Our graduates work in hospitals, health insurance companies, development sector, healthcare technology and the pharmaceutical sector.
Economics is a widely respected field of study and provides an alternative to an Accounting and Finance degree as it offers similar career opportunities for graduates. You could work in job roles within a range of industries, such as:

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 3 years. 

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Please refer to the assessments section in this page above.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

There is no dissertation required in this program however there is a project report to be submitted at the end of Semester 6. The guidelines about how to write this will be shared by you via your study account. A mentor will guide you in writing your project report.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

A virtual graduation ceremony may be conducted for which you will be invited to join via video-conferencing. After this the completion documents are sent to your postal address by courier.

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