Health Economics

Course Code: HCM 3500

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This course studies how economics can be used to understand and improve health and healthcare. This course first consolidates relevant material learned in previous courses including microeconomics, statistics, operations improvement and financial management. These skills are developed through the course as we study topics including economic determinants of health, demand for health services, measurement of health, supply and cost of service provision, manpower planning, cost benefit analysis and efficiency and distributional aspects of health policy.