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Course Code: 
ECON 364
Course Type: 
Area Elective
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Course Objectives: 

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how economists think about health care issues.

Course Content: 

The emphasis will be on looking at a wide variety of health-related topics from an economist's perspective. By the end of the course, students should have a sense of how to use economic theory and empirical analysis to evaluate health care policy and management issues. The course will use economic concepts to consider both domestic and global problems.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Experiment, C: Homework, Q: Quiz

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Understands the applications of microeconomical and statistical theories in health related areas. 2,5,7 1,2,3 A,C,Q
2) Understands the Health Production function and cost calculations. 2,5,7 1,2,3 A,C,Q
3) Knows the The Demand for health. 2,5,6,7 1,2,3 A,C,Q
4) Knows health insurance supply and demand. 2,5,6,7 1,2,3 A,C,Q
5) Understands the consumer behavior. 1,3,4 1,2,3 A,C,Q

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Microeconomic tools for Health Economics Chapter 2
2 Microeconomic tools for Health Economics Chapter 2
3 Statistical tools for Health Economics Chapter 3
4 Statistical tools for Health Economics Chapter 3
5 Health Production Chapter 4
6 Health Production Chapter 4
7 The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care Chapter 5
8 The Production, Cost, and Technology of Health Care Chapter 5
9 Mid Term Examination  
10 Demand for Health Capital Chapter 6
11 Demand and Supply of Health Insurance Chapter 7
12 Demand and Supply of Health Insurance Chapter 7
13 Consumer choice and demand Chapter 8
14 Consumer choice and demand Chapter 8

Recommended Sources

Textbook The Economics of Health and Health Care by Folland, Goodman, and      Stano, Prentice Hall.
Additional Resources Health Economics: Theory, Insights, and Industry Studies, 5th Edition, Cengage Learning.

Material Sharing

Assignments Quizzes and homeworks 
Exams 1 midterm


Mid-terms 1 50
Quizzes (attendance, presentation, etc.) 3 30
Assignments 2 20
  Total 100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   60
  Total 100
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Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
    1 2 3 4 5
1 Students can keep themselves informed and analyze the current economic development in Turkey and in the world from an international political economy perspective paying a particular attention to the interaction of the Turkish economy with the global economy.   X      
2 Being aware of the development and accumulation of economic thought, students can master qualitative and quantitative knowledge and methods to test various economic theories that can be applied to the analysis of the current economic problems.       X  
3 Students can use statistical and econometric analyses by learning how to use information technologies that have validity and widespread use in the field of economics.   X      
4 By learning how to learn in the field of economics, students can research and work individually or as a team using the Turkish and English academic resources.     X    
5 Being aware of the ethical values, students know the individual, social and ecological dimensions of the concept of social responsibility and can prove that they understand the active citizenship duty that falls upon them within this framework.       X  
6 Students can clearly express, present and share their knowledge, the outcomes of their studies, their ideas and comments to people in their field or other disciplines/units using the necessary data, in national and international academic and professional environments, in Turkish or English.     X    
7 Students can show that understanding the universality of social rights and the concepts of social justice, which form the basis of the modern societies, and the importance of scientific perspective, which is necessary to the  social development and global competitiveness.     X    


Activities   Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Workload (Hour)
Course Duration (Including the Exam Week: 15 x total course hours)   15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)   15 4 60
Mid-terms   1 3 3
Quizzes (attendance, presentation, etc.)   3 1 3
Assignments   2 3 6
Final Examination   1 3 3
Total Work Load       120
Total Work Load / 25 (s)       4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course       5