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About Study Course

Department: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Alina Dūdele
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Public Health
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine; Public Health


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


Basics in knowledge in market economics.

Learning outcomes


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.


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


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 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health, SVFM2Master’sRequiredAlina Dūdele
Public Health, ĀSNSVFMz1Master’sRequired
Public Health, ĀSNSVFM2Master’sRequired