313.641.01 HEALTH ECONOMICS I
Introduces students to the application of economic tools to the analysis of the interaction among the many stakeholders in the health care system and the public health system. Uses a standard medical care economics text as the main reference guide; also draws on a combination of other texts that either use economic tools to draw contrasting conclusions, or that consider the economics of issues related more directly to public health topics.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to (1) compare and contrast the demand for health and health care, (2) motivate the demand for protection from health care expenditures, (3) describe the economics of production of health services, (4) discuss the production and supply of medical personnel, (5) discuss the supply of the pharmaceutical products, (6) discuss the economics of public health externalities, (7) describe the role of government in remedying market failures in the health care sector, (8) discuss the economics of public health issues including obesity, food safety, injury prevention, and infectious disease.
- Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
- Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
313.639 1st term or 313.670 1st term or permission of instructor