This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to economic concepts and analysis relevant to health, health care, and health care systems. Topics include: health as an economic variable; health production models; uncertainty in health and its effects; the behaviour and influence of various participants (health care providers, patients, government) on health care utilization and health status. No prior economic background is required, although students must have basic quantitative skills.
Source: http://www.queensu.ca/sps/degrees/pa/mpa/electives.html, 4 January 2014. The syllabus below was downloaded from the Queen's SPS website in December 2010.