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040733 SE International Public Utility Management (MA) (2016W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Preliminary talk and topic discussion for Master Students on Monday 5th October, HS 3, and Monday 19th October, 4:45 pm, Oskar Morgenstern-Platz 1, HS 8, ground floor.

Presentations will be on Saturdays.

Presentations: Presentation meetings will be also arranged with participants.

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max. 24 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Preliminary talk on Monday, 3rd of October and on Monday 10th of October, 4.45 - 6.15 pm, SR 1, Oskar Morgenstern-Platz 1, ground floor. Presentations on Saturdays in SR 15, 3rd floor, start 11.30 am: 26th November, 3rd December, 17th December, 28th January.

Monday 03.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 10.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Saturday 26.11. 11:30 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Saturday 03.12. 11:30 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Saturday 17.12. 11:30 - 16:30 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Saturday 28.01. 09:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

In most advanced countries, health care is a public utility. EU countries aim to provide universal healthcare by national healthcare systems or insurance. Medicines are an important and well-identifiable component of health care.
The setting of this seminar may be thought of as students acting as consultants to a health insurance or authority. The institution requests specific recommendations about introducing new policies or new medicines. The students have to collect and analyze information, make recommendations based on this research about introducing new policies and give reasons for your recommendations. These must have a scientific basis.
After completion, students should have
- Have a basic understanding of healthcare systems and the role of the pharmaceutical industry within these systems
- Knowledge of the economic instruments used in managing the reimbursement of medicines
• Improved presentation skills
• Be familiar with researching and citing sources

Assessment and permitted materials

- Initial outline showing which aspects of the topic will be covered
- Oral presentation and discussion
- Written seminar paper. Research for this can utilize books, Internet and other sources.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

English language competence level at least B2 (upper intermediate user) according to the Common European Framework
Attendance of preliminary talk and presentation sessions.
Grade is based upon the outline (10%), oral presentation and active participation in the discussions (40%) and written paper (50%). Criteria are understanding of the subject and the problems it may entail for providing access to healthcare, level of research and analysis, reasoning behind proposed recommendations regarding the topic. Level of knowledge about medicine or pharmaceutical sciences will not influence grades.

Examination topics

classic seminar work

Reading list

Students will be provided with literature to serve as a starting point for their research on the specific topic at the preliminary talk.

Association in the course directory

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