Health Economics (SY505) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Health Economics SY505 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gürsan Şenalp
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to teach system, concept and methodology of health economics, to be able to analyze health economics, to be gained skills of analyze and evaluate Turkish health system
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knowing system, concept and methodology of health economics
  • Being able to analyze health economics
  • Being able to analyze and evaluate Turkish health system
Course Content Supply and demand, consumer producer surplus, market response, elasticity, taxes, decision making, rational consumer, production decision, market structure.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Health and Health Economics: Terms and Definitions
2 Required for Health Economics Key Economic and Statistical Methods
3 Demand for Health Care, Consumer Choice and Information
4 Health Services Delivery, Health Status and Health Services Impact on Production Function
5 Health Care and Health Insurance Marketplace
6 Midterm Exam
7 Health Care Market and Healthcare Professionals
8 Health Care and Hospitals Marketplace
9 Health Care Markets, the State and the Role and Importance of Non-Profit Institutions
10 Health Care Cost Concepts and Cost Function
11 Important Concepts in Health Care: Equality, Equity, Access Requirements, Efficiency
12 Methods of Economic Evaluation of Health Care Services
13 Turkey and Other Countries Health Expenditure and Development
14 Pharmaceutical Economics and Drug Expenditures in Turkey,Turkey Investigation of Health Economics System: Supply, Demand, Finance
15 Preparition For The Final exam
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano (1997). The Economics of Health and Health Care. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
2. Alistair McGuire, John Henderson, Gavin Mooney (1995). The Economics of Health Care. An Introductroy Text, New York.
3. Thomas E. Getzen (1997). Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 1.To be able to combine and use the knowledge of their undergraduate program area with the knowledge of business administration. X
2 2. To acquire the ability to produce constructive solutions by taking responsibility in case of encountering unforeseen complex (crisis, etc.) situations related to the field of health institutions management. X
3 3. To be able to comprehend the basic concepts and basic functions of health management at the level of expertise. X
4 4. To have knowledge about research methods and techniques and to be able to use them. X
5 5. An ability to set a innovative business or an ability to use the knowledge in the operations of Health Care Management(taking risk, finding resources, making market research, and preparing business plans etc.) X
6 6. To be able to use the right project management techniques for effective project planning. X
7 7. To be able to produce innovative and creative ideas and to put these ideas into practice. X
8 8. To be able to reach scientific knowledge in the field of Health Institutions Management, to monitor, evaluate and apply the current literature. X
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the business area by using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods. X
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values. X
11 11. To be able to work effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, to take responsibility, to make risk analysis, to keep up with change, to think critically and to use initiative in problem solving. X
12 12. To have the ability to present a research problem, to develop hypotheses, to design a research, to reach a conclusion by using qualitative/quantitative methods, and to make academic publications by making the necessary literature review. X
13 . X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 15 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126