Course Catalog » Global Health Sciences 201B

Subject: Global Health Sciences
Course Number: 201B
Course Title: Global Health Economics
Units: 3
School: Global Health
Department: Global Health Sciences

Course Description: Wide survey of issues and concepts in global health economics, including costing, economic & disease metrics, the relationship of health and wealth, the U.S. health system and reform, the role of the private sector, financial flows in health assistance, cost-effectiveness analysis, resource allocation (incl. ethics), and workforce. Classes combine lecture and participatory seminars (with presentations and debates). Each student develops a systematic review or research protocol as a term paper.
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Enrollment in MS in Global Health, unless expressly given permission by the course director and MS Program Director. Masters in Translational Medicine and Biomedical Engineering students will be given priority for any additional spaces. Approval by course director and both program directors is required. GHS program dates differ from the UCSF Academic Calendar. Refer to the GHS MS calendar at
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar

Instructor of Record: J. White
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Spring
Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
Repeat course for credit? No