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Course Code: 
MBS 8123
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course seeks to train students in the use of economic analysis in all aspects of health and health care. It examines the supply of and demand for health and health care, and the economic analysis of health care systems and health care reforms. It also examines the economic evaluation of health care technologies and the measurement and valuation of health. This course demonstrates how basic economic concepts, principles, and theories can be used to think about and illuminate various health care issues. Rather than focus on a few current health care problems, attention is directed toward any array of health related topics. Objectives:

  •  Make you more aware of various economic issues pertaining to the health care industry;
  •  Provide you with various microeconomic concepts and tools that can be used to better understand some health care problems;
  •  Discuss the likely consequences of government regulation and market competition on the operation and performance of the health care industry;
  •  Give you a survey understanding of the main issues in health economics; and
  •  Develop your ability to apply economic concepts to specific problems.


Learning Outcomes: 
  • Be equipped with a professional level of analytical skill-base required to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems and services;
  • Have an in-depth understanding of current state-of-the-art methods to support and inform evidence-based healthcare decision problems;
  •  Have a firm grounding, enabling the pursuit of research degrees in health economics;
  • Have the skills to develop a research proposal in the area of health economics including the gathering and analysis of primary or secondary data;
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