Health Care Economics and Issues

Code: HRM1330

Course description

Economics is a social science that concerns itself with analyzing the production and distribution of goods and services. Health economics concerns itself with the health care economy and applies the tools of economics to the health care sector. This course is based on the assumption that in order to understand the field of health economics, students must develop a working knowledge of the analytical tools of economics. Topics covered include an analysis of the factors that affect supply and demand for health care services; how health care is financed; statistical tools used in health care economics; and the role of technology, pharmaceuticals and information asymmetry. An analysis of health care reforms is presented from the viewpoints of the private sector as well as federal and provincial/territorial. A review of other countries' initiatives of health care reform is provided. The primary objective of the course is to show that economics can help those involved in the employee benefits field better understand how decision makers throughout the health economy make choices.

Course details

Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Start Date
Start Date: Sep. 13, 2021
Day/Time: Thurs. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Delivery: Remote Learning - eConestoga
Campus: Doon (Kitchener)
Cost: $264.00
End date: Dec. 10, 2021
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.