Understand the application of economic principles to medical care issues.
Understand the role of economic forces underlying the transformation of the medical care system.
Explain the economic aspects and implications of contractual relationships between patients, providers and insurers.
Evaluate the quality, effectiveness and cost of medical care.
Understand the economic structure of the health care industry and how it affects the financing and delivery of medical care.
Except for ECON 500, credits earned in this certificate program may be subsequently be counted toward the MA in Health Economics.
To be eligible for the graduate certificate program in medical economics, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.