Courses Taught by Richard Hirth

HMP660: Economics of Health Management and Policy I

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course covers the principles of microeconomic theory and the fundamental concepts of the field of health economics. The purpose of the course is to give you experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.
  • Syllabus for HMP660
Concentration Competencies that HMP660 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Describe how basic microeconomic theory explains the influence of incentives on consumer, provider, and payer behaviors, costs, and other outcomes HMP660

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.