Written essay of 1,600 words. Keep your essay within the word limit (EXCLUDING references, tables and appendices).
The essay structure should include the following sections:
-Introduction (about 300 words recommended)
– Health Economics Analysis (about 1000 words recommended)
– Conclusion (about 200 words recommended)
NB: Turnitin will be used in the marking process. This is a web-based application that compares the text of a submitted assignment against text from a wide range of material,
such as journals, websites, and other students’ work, including work from many UK universities. Please ensure you are familiar with the conventions of Harvard referencing and the University policies on plagiarism.
Assessment Criteria :
Presentation, Context and Structure (30%)
Give a rational structure to your essay with appropriate space to introduction, analysis and conclusions.
Describe the key issues you will be discussing, their policy background, and make comparisons with other countries or past policy regimes where appropriate.
Economic Analysis (50%)
Explain the key economic mechanisms and concepts that are relevant to your topic.
For instance, using Economic Theory describe how a policy/issue works, its potential strengths and limitations, and how it can be improved.
Report evidence from relevant literature explaining their meaning and relevance critically. Apply Economic Theory to illustrate the topic, e.g. how a policy/issue works, its potential strengths and limitations, and how it can be improved.
Report evidence from relevant literature explaining their meaning and relevance critically.
Critical Perspective 20% You are able to draw your own conclusions on the examined policy/issue; your conclusions are supported by your Economic analysis. The arguments presented in your essay should form a coherent and logical discussion with a clear introduction and a definite conclusion. Demonstrate your ability of resolving conflicting evidence.
1. State the title of the essay clearly at the beginning.
2. Paragraphs headings should be used to structure the essay.
3. Your essay should be written in continuous prose– avoid use of bulleted/numbered lists.
4. Use diagrams/graphs/tables to illustrate your arguments including a short narrative describing their content and appropriate references.
5. Use Harvard referencing system consistently.
6. Use a sans-serif font (e.g. arial,verdana,calibri) with a font size of 11
7. Use single line spacing, leaving a blank line between paragraphs, do not indent paragraphs.
8. Include page numbers at the bottom of each page.