This course aims to introduce the methods of economic evaluation in the health care field. In this class, we attempt to introduce several risk factors in individual decision making process and attempt to provide a basic grounding in methodology of economic evaluation in order to analyze them. Furthermore, we explore several specific issues associated with economic evaluation of health policy and health technologies.7
A. The Economics of Health and Health Care; Folland, Stano, Goodman; Prentice Hall
B. Methods for Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes; Michael Drummond, Greg L. Stoddart, and George W. Torrance; Oxford University Press
Prevention Effectiveness, Anne C. Haddix, Oxford University Press
10:30 –11:45 AM, Tuesday and Thursday, Life Science and Bio-technology East Bld. #105
TA: Sehwa Lim (Graduate student of department of food and resource economics)
Course web page: EKU in Korea University Portal site
Important announcements and most course materials including my lecture notes will be posted in the course web, so, I strongly recommend students to visit the course web at least once a week. Students are responsible for getting lecture notes.
Description of this course
This course aims to introduce the methods of economic evaluation in the health care field. In this class, we attempt to introduce several risk factors in individual decision making process and attempt to provide a basic grounding in methodology of economic evaluation in order to analyze them. Furthermore, we explore several specific issues associated with economic evaluation of health policy and health technologies.
Academic Goal of this course
In the end of semester, the students can undertake an economic evaluation of a programme or health care treatment based on a solid methodology covered in this course.
Health Economics and Intermediate Microeconomics
Performance in this class will be evaluated on the basis of grades received on attendance, term paper, mid-term, and a cumulated final exam. Grades will be given by taking into consideration of the overall class performance and the economics department’s standards. Students must not ask the instructor to upgrade or downgrade their final grade except the case of grading error. Grades will be weighted as follows:
Term Paper: 20%
This course asks the students to submit the term-paper in which the pharmaceutical system of the country each team selects should be introduced. The relevant contents on this project in detail would be announced in the first lecture day.
Mid-term: 10:30 –11:45 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Final exam: 10:30 –12:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2009
There will be no make-up mid-term exam for any reason. A make-up final will be given, if necessary, for those with a substantial reason. Substantial is to be interpreted strictly. Excuses for missed exams must be pre-approved by the instructor. Students who make contact after the exam will have to document why they could not make contact prior to the exam. Any student who misses an exam due to physical illness will be required to provide documentation from a licensed physician indicating why the student was physically unable to take the exam.