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Course Detail

Degree
Bachelor
Standard Academic Year
2 - 4
Course delivery methods
Online (Synchronous)
Subject
Social studies, Law
Program
School
School of Social and International Studies
Department
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
Course Offering Year
2022-2023
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Thu5,6
Capacity
Credits
2.0
Language
English
Course Number
BE22861

Health Economics University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

Health Economics is an applied economics course that analyzes issues in health, medical care and health finance. The demand for health and medical care services and the economic behavior of health service providers and the operation of health insurance markets are analyzed with economic tools of analysis and perspectives. The role of the government sector in the provision, regulation and financing of health care services are addressed within the context of health sector policies both in developed and developing countries.

Learning Achievement

The course develops the skills of students to understand the issues, challenges, and policies in the health sector and how society approaches the issue both in developed and developing countries. As an applied course, it uses microeconomics tools of analysis to analyze issues in the health sector. By addressing health issues and policies in broader perspectives, the course prepares students to develop analytical skills that are important for critical assessment and understanding the issues in promoting health and health services to the public.

Competence

The course develops skill levels of students to understand and analyze health issues and methods of analysis using tools from economics. Students gain skill to apply analytical methods to the health sector and the choices and challenges society faces in making decisions related to health issues within a broader international perspective.

Course prerequisites

microeconomics, introduction to economics, and basic mathematical skills.

Grading Philosophy

Class participation: 30%; Assignments: 30%; Final Report: 40%.

Course schedule

Course type

Lectures

Online Course Requirement

Instructor

Moges Abu Girma

Other information

Identical to BC12921.
Lecture is conducted in English.
JTP. Online(Synchronous) Active participation in class discussion as well as review of the assigned articles for the course are required and expected from each student.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Abu Girma Moges


Link to the syllabus provided by the university