The article analyses the position of human health in the system of social economic relationships. The notion of material and technical resources in health institutions is defined. It is demonstrated that they are characterized by number of health institutions, their structure according levels and stages of medical care provision, costs of fixed assets, their structure and wear. The conceptual characteristics of actual management of public health resources are analyzed.
The methodology of delivering lectures and practical studies on the subject of "new economic mechanism in public health" used at the chair is most efficient. The application of tasks for economic estimates and the assessment of physician's performance at polyclinics, hospitals, emergency care stations, the determination of differentiated norms for medical care financing of 1 inhabitant per year, the organisation of territorial health association activity promote the assimilation of such knowledge, the development of proper skills.