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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Daiga Behmane
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Health Management
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Economics; Economic Theories


The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge about the assessment of health technologies and their role in the planning and efficient use of health care resources. The course is based on the principles of evidence-based medicine and it's application in decision-making in health care. Within the course, students will learn health technology assessment methods, perform clinical and economic assessment of health technologies, learn the interpretation and analysis of the assessment results.


Basics of economics.

Learning outcomes


The student acquires knowledge about:
• principles and application of health technology assessment
• health technology assessment methods
• Evidence-based health technology decision making


The student acquires skills to:
• Select and apply specific economic evaluation methods
• Describe and measure the clinical outcome of the technology
• Identify, measure and estimate technology costs
• Carry out a comparative analysis of health technologies
• Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health technologies and calculate the cost-effectiveness growth rate


The student acquires competencies
• To substantiate the need for a systemic approach to health technology assessment
• To substantiate the importance of economic evaluation of health technologies
• To substantiate the choice and application of specific health economics methods
• Critically assess the need for specific health technologies

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Public Health, ĀSNSVFMz3Master’sLimited choice
Public Health, ĀSNSVFM2Master’sLimited choice
Health Management, MFVM2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health management, MFVVM2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health management, MFVVMp2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health Management, MFVMp2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane