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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECO 2310 - Concepts of Health Economics

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is intended as a one-semester introduction to economics for those who desire economic literacy but anticipate no further formal training in the field. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the economic analysis of the health care industry. Course content will focus on the demand for and supply of health services in the U.S., pricing and price controls, factor markets, and distribution. It will include analyses of the behavior of consumers, providers, and insurers. It will also explore public policies enacted to control costs, to allocate resources, and to expand access to healthcare services for the poor, uninsured, underserved, and elderly. Student will be able to utilize this information to better understand the market for healthcare services and the effects of healthcare reform measures.
Note(s): Credit cannot be earned for this course and either ECO 2311 or ECO 2312.
Student Learning Outcome: Critical Thinking
Area of Knowledge: Social/ Behavioral Science
Curricular Theme: Civic Knowledge