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Planetary Health, Economics and Public Health

Please note, the following course details are subject to change and are updated regularly.

The course should prepare students by increasing their knowledge in:

  • The economics of health and healthcare
  • Economic evaluation of health interventions
  • Planetary health and the relationship between human health and the health of the natural environment
  • Associations between health behaviour, nutrition and planetary health
  • Sustainable economic models to protect planetary health

The course should increase student’s skills and ability to:

  • Use and interpret economic concepts for health policy and public health
  • Interpret economic evaluations of health interventions
  • Identify the interdependencies between human health and the natural environment
  • Identify the associations between human health behaviour and the natural environment
  • Interpret the likely impacts on human and planetary health of alternative economic models and policies

The first week serves as an introduction to the various fields of planetary health, health economics and public health respectively in this interdisciplinary course. The second week focuses on current questions and research approaches. Furthermore, there will be a public lecture on the topic of "Pandemics and Public Health".

Course details can also be found on the course flyer.


Prof. Dr. Martin Hensher
Deakin University, Australia

Sam Cassar, M.A.
Deakin University, Australia

Dr. Kate Parker
Deakin University, Australia

Dr. Kristy Bolton
Deakin University, Australia

Mohsen Ghaffari, M.Sc.

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Nagel
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Prof. Dr. Susanne Tittlbach
University of Bayreuth, Germany


Prof. Dr. Susanne Tittlbach
University of Bayreuth, Germany

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