Introduction to Global Health Economics
2023 - 2024
Tu, Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental economic principles and concepts, with a direct application to global health issues. Equips students with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to critically assess and address current challenges and opportunities in global public health from an economic perspective.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Explain how microeconomic principles, including supply and demand, consumer theory, and production theory, can be applied to analyze complex issues in global health
- Recognize the significance of economic disparities in health outcomes and explore strategies to address health inequities and social determinants of health in diverse settings.
- Interpret and engage with academic research and case studies on global health economics to inform evidence-based decision-making
- Engage in informed discussions and debates about the role of economics in shaping health policies and strategies to improve population health and health systems
- Evaluate the dynamics of health services markets, both competitive and non-competitive, and their implications for efficiency and access to healthcare services in diverse global settings
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Quizzes
- 25% Presentation(s)
- 20% Discussion Board
- 10% Class attendance
- 25% Final Exam
undergraduates are NOT permitted in this course.