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Posted on February 14th, 2024 in Classes by Sydney Bielefeld

Are you intrigued by the intricate intersection of economics and healthcare? Do you seek to understand the complexities behind rising healthcare costs and disparities in access to quality care? Look no further than ECON-E 387 Health Economics, a dynamic course designed to unravel the mysteries of healthcare economics and illuminate the path toward informed policy solutions.

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Course Overview

ECON-E387 delves into the multifaceted realm of health economics, offering a comprehensive exploration of the economic principles governing healthcare systems. Requiring the prerequisite, ECON-E 201, a course that provides students with a solid foundation in economic theory before delving into the nuanced intricacies of healthcare economics.

Key Topics Covered

  • Understanding the unique characteristics of healthcare as a commodity and how it differs from other goods.
  • Analyzing the economic factors driving healthcare expenditure in the United States, where per capita spending surpasses that of any other nation.
  • Examining the complexities of health insurance and its role in shaping healthcare access and utilization.
  • Investigating policy interventions aimed at containing costs and improving the efficiency of healthcare delivery.
  • Exploring the implications of healthcare economics on public health outcomes and societal well-being.

Course Format

Offered during the second 8-week session of Fall 2024, ECON-E 387 Health Economics provides a flexible learning experience tailored to meet the demands of busy schedules. As a 100% online course, students have the freedom to engage with course materials and participate in discussions at their own pace, ensuring accessibility and convenience without compromising academic rigor.

Meet the Instructor

Guiding students through this journey is Dr. Wendy Morrison, a distinguished expert in the field of economics. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Morrison brings unparalleled insight and passion to the virtual classroom, fostering a dynamic learning environment where students can thrive and flourish.

Why Take ECON-E 387 Health Economics?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the economic forces shaping the healthcare landscape.
  • Explore real-world case studies and policy debates to enhance critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Empower yourself with the knowledge to advocate for evidence-based healthcare policies and reforms.
  • Connect with peers and industry professionals to exchange ideas and perspectives on pressing healthcare issues.
  • Prepare for future career opportunities in healthcare management, policy analysis, consulting, and more.

Enroll Today!

Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a transformative journey into the realm of health economics. ECON-E 387 offers a wealth of knowledge and insights waiting to be discovered. Add this course to your shopping cart now and join us in unraveling the complexities of healthcare economics for a brighter, healthier future. Check out other economic courses through the BulletIn.