COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Introduction to Health Economics
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ECON 140
Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to teach students how to use economic tools and theories in introduction level to examine potential problems in health and medical services.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to define basic economic tools
  • Will be able to apply economic tools and techniques to issues in health economics and health care
  • Will be able to search health economics literature in several broad areas outlined on the syllabus
  • Will be able describe the current problems in the medical care systems
  • Will be able to evaluate the economic aspects of medical care policy issues and reform proposals
Course Content The course provides an economic approach to the analysis of health and medical care markets. Topics covered include the production of health, the production and consumption of medical care, the relationship between health and wealth, the health workforce and the training of health professionals, social insurance and the organization of health insurance markets.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Principles of health economics through introducing the basic notions
2 Assessing Performance
3 Financial Resource Allocation
4 Systems of Health and Social Care and the Role of Incentives to Achieve Desired End-points
5 Presentations: Country Analysis as per the Healthcare Systems
6 Midterm Exams (26 March -28 March)
7 Techniques of economic appraisal (including cost-effectiveness analysis and modelling, cost-utility analysis, option appraisal and cost-benefit analysis, the measurement of health benefits in terms of QALYs and related measures e.g. DALYs)
8 Marginal Analysis
9 Decision Analysis
10 The role of economic evaluation and priority setting in health care decision making including the cost effectiveness of public health, and public health interventions and involvement
11 Future of Healthcare in the AI World
12 OECD-WHO-WB Healthcare Sector data analysis- Comparative Cross-Country
13 Review
14 Review
15 Final Exam
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Health Economics, Charles E. Phelps, Addison Wesley; 5th edition (2012). Pearson Press
References The Economics of Health and Health Care, Sherman Folland, Allen Goodman, Miron Stano, Prentice Hall; 6th edition (August 9, 2009) The Handbook of Health Economics, Anthony J. Culyer and Joseph P. Newhouse, eds., Elsevier Science, 2000.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
15
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
6
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
155

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information.
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels.
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches.
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest