Skip Navigation

Course Catalog

313.687.81 OBESITY ECONOMICS

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
Summer term
Credits:
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
Internet

Visit the CoursePlus site for this course

Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Kevin Frick
Course Instructor:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Introduces students to the economic approach to evaluating obesity. Focuses on attributable health care expenditures, quality adjusted life years, productivity changes, consumer sovereignty, and the incentives and regulations that can be used to change individual adult, parent, and child behavior.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. explore the economic impact of obesity
  2. discuss economic policy that is related to obesity among adults and obesity among children
Methods of Assessment:

final paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required