Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Recommended for those students who want to understand and be able to apply the basic concepts of health economics. Those desiring a more comprehensive and rigorous curriculum should consider taking Health Economics I (313.641.01) and Health Economics II (313.644.01).
Student evaluation based on six Periodic Assignments (60% of final grade; to be done as an individual), an Economic Issue Analysis (30% of final grade; to be done as a team), and Course Participation (10% of final grade).
Periodic Assignments: Throughout the course, I will distribute assignments that each student will be required to complete within one week, using only economic analysis. (That is, students should complete each assignment without consultation with current or former students, and should refrain from offering their personal opinion of the answer.) Answers should be no longer than 400 words (not including references, footnotes, tables, or figures). Students will be required to submit 6 of the 7 assignments posted throughout the course. (Extra credit will not be given if students submit more than 6 assignments.) Students should use APA style for the text and references.
Economic Issue Analysis: Students will be randomly assigned to teams in Week 3. In Week 4, each team will be given its health-related topic. In Week 8, the team will submit a paper of no more than 1,500 words (not including references, footnotes, tables, or figures) summarizing its analysis, using APA style for the text and references.
Course participation: This course will be more successful the more that all students are engaged and offering their perspectives on the topics discussed throughout the course. I appreciate that individual personalities and cultural backgrounds will influence both learning styles and willingness to “speak.” Nevertheless, as the Prophet Muhammad wrote, “Asking good questions is half of learning.” To that end, my expectations for you throughout the course will be: “Did you ask a good question today?” (“Ask” can mean both synchronous and asynchronous; both oral and written; both knowledge-seeking and hypothesis-generating.) See Angelo Ciardiello, “Did you ask a good question today? Alternative cognitive and metacognitive strategies.” Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 1998, pp. 210-219, which describes this philosophy in more detail.
Introduction to Online Learning; Microeconomics (180.102) or equivalent course in basic microeconomics.
The assigned readings for each module have been carefully selected to help prepare students for lectures and assignments. Students are expected to complete these readings prior to each module in order to develop a foundational understanding of the concepts taught in the modules. These readings represent only a small part of the literature for each module topic.
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Students should be familiar with the policies and procedures specified under Policy and Procedure Manual Student-01 (Academic Ethics), available on the school’s http://my.jhsph.edu portal.
The faculty, staff and students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins University have the shared responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that upholds the law and respects the rights of others. Students enrolled in the School are subject to the Student Conduct Code (detailed in Policy and Procedure Manual Student-06) and assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner which upholds the law and respects the rights of others. They are responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of the institution and for preserving an environment conducive to the safe pursuit of the School's educational, research, and professional practice missions.