Spring 2023 - ECON 370 D100

Health Economics (3)

Class Number: 5565

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Presents key concepts of health economics as a basis to understand the current debates on health policy issues. Topics covered include demand and supply for medical care, the demand and supply for health insurance, universal insurance, and externalities in health and medical care. Discusses recent health policy issues. Students who have taken ECON 383 Selected Topics - Economics & Health in Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Summer 2016, Summer 2017, or Spring 2018 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course covers the key concepts of health economics as a basis to understand the current debates on health policy issues. We mainly cover the demand and supply (physicians, and hospitals) for medical care, the demand and supply for health insurance, and externalities in health and medical care. Some recent health policy issues in B.C. such as the overdose crisis are also covered.

Grading

  • Midterm 1 25%
  • Midterm 2 25%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Charles E. Phelps, Health Economics, 6th Edition, Pearson, 2017.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

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