Seminar: Health Economic Evaluation (375002)

Seminar Profile

                                                                                                                                      General features
Title Health Economic Evaluation
Reference number(s) 375002
Semester Winter term 2023/24
Rhythm of the event Winter term only
Framework topic (content) The seminar applies methods for cost and benefit estimation, qualitative methods, and empirical analyses in health economics.
Target audience/ assignment MSc WiWi PO 2018 - Area Health Economics
Number of places 9
Language German (seminar paper can also be written in English by arrangement)
Venue Internal seminar
Practice partner No
Rhythm of the course Block event
Preparation of term paper During the lecture period
Requirements and support
Objective Students will write a seminar paper. Various topics of health economic evaluation (including practical method application) will be provided for selection. Before completion, students will present their work in a block event that also includes a group discussion.
Required prior knowledge A prerequisite for participation is that at least one of the modules "Secondary Data Analysis as an Evaluation Method" or "Health Economic Evaluation with Secondary Data," as well as "Quality of Life and Preference Measurement in the Context of Health Economic Evaluations," has been successfully completed.
Supporting course for an introduction to scientific work Introduction to Scientific Work at the Institute of Health Economics (375018/273021/275016)
Formal requirements Guidelines for writing scientific papers and theses 
General literature

Flick, U., von Kardor, E. (2005), Qualitative Forschung: Ein Handbuch, 11. Auflage, Berlin.

Mayring, P. (2002): Einführung in die qualitative Sozialforschung. Weinheim: Beltz Verlag.

Kuckartz, U. (2014): Mixed Methods. Methodologie, Forschungsdesigns und Analyseverfahren. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Bortz, J./Döring, N. (2006): Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler. Heidelberg: Springer.

Neubauer, S., Zeidler, J., Lange, A., Graf von der Schulenburg, J.-M. (2017), Prozessorientierter Leitfaden für die Analyse und Nutzung von Routinedaten der Gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung, 1. Auflage, Baden-Baden.

Schöski, O., Graf von der Schulenburg, J.-M. (Hrsg.) (2011), Gesundheitsökonomische Evaluationen, 4. Auflage, Berlin. Swart, E., Gothe, H., Geyer, S., Jaunzeme, J., Maier, B., Grobe, T.G., Ihle, P. (2015), Gute Praxis Sekundärdatenanalyse (GPS): Leitlinien und Empfehlungen - 3. Fassung; In: Das Gesundheitswesen: Bd. 77.2015, 2, S. 120-126;, Stuttgart

Swart, E., Ihle, P., Gothe, H., Matusiewicz, D. (Hrsg.) (2014), Routinedaten im Gesundheitswesen - Handbuch Sekundärdatenanalyse: Grundlagen, Methoden und Perspektiven, 2. Auflage, Bern.

Wooldridge (2016), Introductory Econometrics, 6th edition, Cengage Learning, chapters 2-9, 13-15.

Angrist and Pischke (2015), Mastering ’Metrics, Princeton Drummond, M. F. et al. (2005), Methods of the Economic. Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, 3. Auflage, Oxford.
Basic literature as an introduction to each topic By arrangement
Methodology Basic knowledge in the methods of secondary data analysis or qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
Special software used Depending on the topic selection, Excel, R, SAS, Stata, MAXQDA, SPSS.
Recommended word processing software No special recommendation
Term paper page count 12-14 pages
Discussion of outline Several possible
Performance requirements / evaluation incl. weighting Attendance required, written part 75% and presentation 25%
Assessor PD Dr. Jan Zeidler
Contact person Nicolas Pardey
Group Assignments and Topics
Group work No
Group size -
Group composition procedure -
Topics Publication of the seminar topics on 23/10/2023
Topic allocation procedure Preference submission and application until 30/10/2023

Type of pre-registration 

After outline discussion

binding registration and topic assignment
Time schedule
Pre-registration / application Preference submission and application until 30/10/2023 by e-mail to Nicolas Pardey
Preliminary discussion / topic presentation / kick-o meeting 13/11/2023 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Topic assignment 13/11/2023
Binding registration After kick-off meeting
Start of processing term paper 13/11/2023
Submission of seminar paper 29/01/2024
Submission of presentation 14/01/2024
Presentation event  15/01/2024 9:00 am to 2:00 pm