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The general learning outcome from this course is an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice as it relates to health, and how applied microeconomics can be used to test major theories in health economics. The specific learning outcomes include:
1. An understanding of how people make decisions about investing in their health.
2. An understanding of economic epidemiology and the economics of infectious diseases.
3. An appreciation of the crucial role of information in areas such as health insurance and the doctor-patient relationship.
4. An understanding of economic evaluation in healthcare and how to apply such techniques as cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis.
5. An ability to review conflicting theories underlying the relationship between income and health.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
(1) ECON 20010: Intermediate Microeconomics (or equivalent) is strongly recommended. This module assumes that students have a strong foundation in Intermediate Microeconomics.
(2) ECON 20040: Statistics (or equivalent)
(3) ECON10030: Introduction to Quantitative Economics (or equivalent)
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Mid-semester MCQ test||Unspecified||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: 2 hours||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students will receive their grades after assessments. Solutions to the assessments will also be made available.