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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECP6536
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-02-10
  2. Department: Economics
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 00-1403-00
  5. Contact Person: Michael Loewy
  6. Phone: 46532
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECP
  9. Number: 6536
  10. Full Title: Economics of Health Care I
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Economics of Health Care I
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ECO 3101 or ECO 6114
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Analysis of the supply and demand for health care, health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course provides an MA/PhD-level introduction to the economics of health care. As such, it is taught at a more advanced level than is ECP 6535, Analysis of Health Care which is targeted to non-economics students.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is the first part of a two-semester sequence in the economics of health care. Thus, it draws PhD students who desire to complete a field in this area as well as MA students with an interest in the subject. The course also draws students from the College of Public Health. Thus, there is strong demand for this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. Twice. It will also be offered on a regular basis in the future since it is part of a popular field sequence in economics.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructor must have a PhD in economics with a research interest in health economics.
  29. Objectives: To provide students with an introduction to the market for health care, health insurance, and pharmaceuticals.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will have a working knowledge of the economics of the health care industry, health insurance, and the pharmaceuticals industry.
  31. Major Topics: Health care production, Demand for health capital, Demand and supply of health insurance, Imperfect information in the health industry, Pharmaceutical industry
  32. Textbooks: Folland, S., Goodman, A., and Stano, M. "The Economics of Health and Health Care," 4th ed.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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