Economic evaluation of health promotion programmes


Health Promotion

Holder of subject:

Dr Petra Došenović Bonča, Assistant Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Petra Došenović Bonča, Assistant Professor

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Individual student work:




Level of study:

Second Bologna cycle study program Health Promotion




Subject specific competences:
  • Knowledge about the effects of health care/health promotion programmes that are important for social efficiency and economic welfare (e.g. reduced negative effects of monopolies, positive and negative externalities in consumption and production, public or club goods);
  • understanding economic analysis under different objectives; 
  • knowledge about the methods used for economic evaluation of health care programmes;
  • ability to select the appropriate method and apply it to the relevant case.
Mandatory  and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Drummond, Michael F. et al. (2005). Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes 3rd ed., Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press.

Recommended references:

  • McIntosh, E. et al. (2011). Applied methods of cost-benefit analysis in health care. Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press 
  • Gray, A. (2011). Applied methods of cost-effectiveness analysis in health care. Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press
  • Ozcan, Y.A. (2008). Health care benchmarking and performance evaluation: an assessment using data envelopment analysis (DEA). New York: Springer, cop.

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Satisfied requirements for enrolment in the 2nd study year.
The course builds on the topics covered by  Introduction to health promotion and working methods & Planing and evaluation in health promotion.

Assessment methods:

  • written examination – 60 %,
  • in-class assignments – 20 %,
  • seminar work – 20 %.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, solving problems, class sidcussions, debate on issues, paper assessments.