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MEDICAL STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTH ECONOMICS w hat should they know … what do they know …. BSc (intercalating) undergrad project. Teaching Health Economics. General consensus about what undergraduate economics and postgraduate economics/HSR/ public health students need to know

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Medical students knowledge of health economics w hat should they know what do they know

MEDICAL STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF HEALTH ECONOMICSwhat should they know …what do they know …

BSc (intercalating) undergrad project


Teaching health economics
Teaching Health Economics

  • General consensus about what undergraduate economics and postgraduate economics/HSR/ public health students need to know

  • General competency among us to teach this (see one, do one, teach one)


Growth in demand for health economics teaching
Growth in demand for health economics teaching

  • Not just “economists” who are interested

  • Medical students/nurses/physiotherapists are “interested”

  • Public Health Training (MFPH Part A)

  • Scottish Doctor (Learning outcome for basic, social and clinical sciences and underlying principles )


Raises the questions
Raises the questions

  • What to teach?

  • Who to teach it?

  • When to teach it?

  • Personal experience of Nottingham, UEA and now Glasgow


Student project
Student Project

  • Reviews of the literature and documentation

  • Interviews with teaching staff

  • (Pilot) survey of three medical schools

  • Analysis of the survey

    • multi choice questions will be scored

    • comparisons across schools/years


Issues
Issues

  • Pedagogy of learning

    • Problem Based Learning (PBL)

    • How does Health Economics fit into this

  • What do they need to know?

    • Costs, benefits, ICERs, WTP

    • Demand, supply, cost curves

    • Health funding, organisation

    • Grossman model


What next
What next?

  • Newcastle University and NICE are looking at establishing a teaching package

  • But still the issue of what to teach

  • And who should teach it (anyone if a “package” exists)

  • Larger survey to establish the extent of the “problem”


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