ECONOMICS AND HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
2015/2016, Semester 2
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy)
Modular Credits: 4
The course will cover key issues in health economics. Students will learn why health is different from other goods and why health care markets are difficult to organize. They will examine the determinants of health and the demand and supply of health care services. They will study the health insurance market and why there is often market failure in health insurance. There will study cost effectiveness analysis. Through individual and group assignments they will apply this knowledge to the health sector problems of a particular country.
Students should have taken a course covering basic microeconomic theory.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week