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Undergraduate Teaching Materials

This section of the repository is dedicated to materials targeted at undergraduate students. 

Program-wide curricula resources are located here

Click on any of the 'Main topic areas' in the table below to locate materials related to that topic. 

Main topic areas

Sub-topics included

Production of Health, Health Behaviors and Policy Interventions

  • Determinants of health and ill-health

  • Social determinants of health

  • Prevention

  • Behavioral economics of health

  • Health habits - smoking, alcohol, diet, exercise

  • Physician-patient interaction

Demand and Utilization of Health Services

  • Demand for health and health care

  • Demand for health insurance

  • Utilization of health services and variation in use

Supply of Health Services and Goods

  • Human resources, health care labor markets

  • Provider behavior

  • Quality of care

  • Primary care

  • Hospitals

  • Long-term care

  • Mental health

  • Dental health

  • Pharmaceutical products and medical devices

  • Not-for profit vs. for-profit providers

Organization of Health Care Markets

  • Competition in health care supply

  • Market failure

  • Mixed public-private systems

  • Integrated and coordinated care

  • Agency

  • Rationing

  • Regulation

  • Decentralization

  • Market design in healthcare

  • Strategic purchasing of health care (including provider payment, resource allocation)

Health Care Financing and Expenditure

  • Health care expenditure (including cross-country and temporal assessments)

  • Health insurance (voluntary and mandatory insurance, moral hazard, selection effects, risk equalization, pooling of funds)

  • Government financing for health care (including fiscal space)

  • Out-of-pocket payments

  • Donor funding/external aid

Economic Evaluation

  • Health and its value

  • Capabilities approach

  • Outcomes measurement

  • Cost measurement

  • Uncertainty

  • Decision rules

  • Modelling for economic evaluation


  • Health technology assessment

  • Pharmacoeconomics

Evaluation of Policy, Programs and Health System Performance

  • Efficiency

  • Equity in financing, service access and health (including decomposition of inequalities in health and health care)

  • Distributional aspects of health policy

  • Evaluation of innovative programs of delivery

  • Integrating health and social services

  • Health policy evaluation

Health Econometrics and Other Cross-Cutting Methodological Approaches

  • Health statistics & econometrics

  • Stated Preference methods

  • Microsimulation

  • Qualitative methods

Political Economy

  • Health, the economy and economic policy

  • Globalization, trade and health


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