This course provides graduate students in health administration with the skills to understand and carry out statistical analyses in their field. Computer labs using Excel form an integral part of the course. The course covers data acquisition and presentation, fundamentals of probability, distributions, inference, analysis of variance, and regression models.
This course is an introduction to the principle of health economics. Starting with basic concepts of opportunity cost, trade-offs and the benefits of trade, the course focuses on understanding economic concepts such as demand, supply, costs, revenue, profit and market structure. The course then covers issues related to market failures such as imperfect competition in health care sector. The final section of the course provides an overview of health technology assessment.
The course introduces key concepts in health economics using the foundations of economic theory, and then use these concepts to understand health care systems and policies. The second part of the course covers the most common economic evaluation methods that program administrators can use to perform a health economic analysis.