Courses Details

HMP662: The Economics of Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in the HMP Executive Masters program
  • Description: HMP 662 will introduce students to economic analysis through general microeconomic theory of consumer and producer behavior. This general theory will then be applied to a variety of health and health care topics, including health insurance, health behaviors, and markets for healthcare services.
  • Course Goals: To introduce students to economic analysis and economic reasoning through microeconomic theory and its application to health and health care.
  • Competencies: The primary learning objectives of the course are to familiarize students with the approach and terminology of microeconomic analysis and its application to health and health care. The major exit competency is in economic analysis, with minor competencies in the use of data, statistical analysis, policy analysis, decision-making, and collaborate/teams.