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Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Anita Villeruša
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Public Health
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health

Objective

Aim of the course is to give students knowledge of health economics, by supplementing it with a health care organization theory and practice issues.

Prerequisites

Basics in knowledge in market economics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Student will know and understand:
• the internationally accepted basic values and health policy that is based on values; the main international and Latvian health policy documents;
• health care financing system in the world, the Latvian system characteristics according to international classification;
• the organizational structure of Latvian health care;
• Latvian health care laws and regulations;
• health care cost structure and needs, Latvian service procurement principles;
• economic analysis of the costs of health.

Skills

The students will be able to:
• assess the Latvian health financing system;
• orientate themselves in Latvian national health care organizational structure and its management.

Competence

Critically evaluate and use the data of health services cost economic analysis, to use them in the guidance and planning of research work.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2016, Spring semester
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Public Health2Master’sLimited choicePaul Pavitra
Planning period:Year 2017, Spring semester
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Public Health2Master’sLimited choicePaul Pavitra
Planning period:Year 2018, Spring semester
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Public Health2Master’sLimited choicePaul Pavitra
Public Health1Master’sRequiredPaul Pavitra
Planning period:Year 2019, Spring semester
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Public Health2Master’sRequiredPaul Pavitra
Public Health1Master’sRequiredPaul Pavitra
Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
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Public Health2Master’sRequiredPaul Pavitra, Alina Dūdele
Public Health1Master’sRequired
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
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Public Health2Master’sRequiredAlina Dūdele
Public Health1Master’sRequired
Public Health2Master’sRequired