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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. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1871 2005-02-10
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Economics BA 00-1403-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael Loewy 46532

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECP 6536 Economics of Health Care I

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Economics of Health Care I
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    ECO 3101 or ECO 6114


    Course Description

    Analysis of the supply and demand for health care, health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry.

  3. Justification

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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.

    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide students with an introduction to the market for health care, health insurance, and pharmaceuticals.

    B. 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.

    C. Major Topics

    Health care production, Demand for health capital, Demand and supply of health insurance, Imperfect information in the health industry, Pharmaceutical industry

    D. Textbooks

    Folland, S., Goodman, A., and Stano, M. "The Economics of Health and Health Care," 4th ed.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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