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.
This course entails the study of health economics and its impact on health policy, funding and service delivery. Students learn the concept, theories, and methods of analysis of health economics; they will conduct a project-based health economics with reference to health policy. Students identify assumptions used in the analysis of economic issues and explain the theory underlying the assumptions, notably the theories of consumer behavior and production as they relate to health. With the aforementioned framework, the course then focuses on economic evaluation in the field with some coverage of related policy issues that are important for health care manager. Students learn and apply economic evaluation techniques to current health issues. Students learn the techniques of using patient-level data in economic evaluation and the basics of economic analysis using decision-making modeling.