Fundamentals in Health Economics
Short Course

This course provides the participants with an understanding of the key principles and methodological concepts of health economics. The role of health-economic thinking in the drug development process is addressed. Two group exercises will complement lectures and discussions.

Learning outcoms:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of health economics.
  • Understand key principles of health economic evaluation.
  • Be able to assess and appraise a published health economic analysis according to guidelines and checklists.
  • Understand the importance of health economic/pharmacoeconomic methods and concepts for the drug development process, clinical trials, and post-marketing surveillance.
  • Understand how policy makers set priorities in health care and how health economic evaluations support this process.
  • Understand the importance of health technology assessment in different health care systems.
  • Understand rational choice and priority setting using economic evaluation.

The programme includes theoretical background sessions and is enriched with exercises and in-group exercises

  • Basic economic concept and principles
  • Health economic evaluations principles and methods
  • Health economic evaluation in drug development
  • Health technology assessments and reimbursement
  • Health economic evaluation alongside clinical trials and the need for modelling
  • Budget impact analysis – relevance, principles, and relationship with cost-effectiveness analysis

The course language is English.

All pharmaceutical and health care professionals who are interested to get a fundamental understanding of health economics and health economic evaluations in the context of drug development.

  • Dr. Annette Mollet, Studiengangleitung
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Szucs, Studiengangkommission

The ECPM teaching faculty consists of about 130 international experts in regulatory sciences, medical product discovery and development, product evaluation and business practices.

Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 61
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 19 50

CHF 1,800
CHF 800 for academia and nonprofit organisation
Fees include course material, coffee, and lunch

Refund of fee will be given if cancellation is received in writing before the deadline for registration, after this date no refund can be given.

ECPM, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, part of the Medical faculty of the University of Basel together with other universities and different partners

Planned for Spring 2019


Seminarräume Advanced Studies, Steinengraben 22, 4051 Basel

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