ECN 3875 - HEALTH ECONOMICS
FALL 2006
9:30-10:45 TR

Instructor: Dr. Linda S. Ghent
Phone: 581-6331
Office: 2871 (215K) Coleman Hall
Office Hours: 1:30-3:30 MW
email: lsghent@eiu.edu mail

Objectives:

At the end of the semester, students should understand:

Required Textbook:

Santerre, Rexford E. and Stephen P. Neun. Health Economics: Theories, Insights, and Industry Studies. Thomson/South-Western Publishing, Third edition (2004).

Grading:
Grades will be determined using a 10-point scale. There will be no "curve". Final grades will be comprised of:

Please note:
If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic accomodations, please contact me and the Coordinator of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.

Policies:

Absolutely no cell phones or pagers are to be used during the class. You may not use your cell phone as a calculator. Turn off your phone before class begins.

Homework
We will have several homework assignments throughout the semester. These will be given at the end of class and will be due by the beginning of the next class period. Since we will have many assignments, I will drop your lowest homework grade in determining your final homework average. Therefore, no late homework assignments will be accepted (regardless of whether the absence is excused or not). If you miss class when an assignment is given, it is your responsibility to get a copy of the assignment and complete it by the due date. No late homework assignments will be accepted at any time - no excuses!

Answers to Homework Assignments:

Homework 1

Attendance and Class Participation
Regular attendance is necessary for you to understand the material covered in this course. You will also be expected to come to class PREPARED. This means that you have completed the reading or other assignment prior to coming to class. There will be occasional in-class quizzes on readings. You will also be graded on your participation in classroom discussions over material. If you miss class on a day when there is a quiz or an in-class assignment, your grade for that assignment will be zero.

Power Point Slides:

Chapter 1

Exams
All exams will consist of short-answer essay questions and problems. The final exam is NOT cumulative. However, the last unit exam will be given during the final exam time. If you miss an exam and provide me with a legitimate (and properly documented) excuse BEFORE the exam, you will have the option of increasing the weight of your remaining exams, or taking a make-up exam (which must be taken before or during the next class period following the exam). If you miss an exam and do not provide me with a legitimate excuse beforehand, you will receive a grade of zero for that exam.

Exam Schedule (subject to change):
Exam 1 - Thursday, September 26th
Exam 2 - Thursday, October 26th
Exam 3 - Wednesday, December 13th (8:00-10:00)