Econ 463b. The Economics and Science of Medicine

Day / time: 
Th 3:30 -5:20 pm
Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2019

The class is an exploration of the scientific background of today’s bestselling medicines, their huge commercial impact, and the companies that created them. It focuses on the most compelling aspects of drug development and company formation in the context of topical issues like cancer treatment, DNA sequencing, stem cell therapy, and drug pricing controversies.

Prerequisites: Introductory or intermediate microeconomics OR introductory or level
Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or Biomedical Engineering

Semester offered: 
Spring
Undergrad Course Category: 
Macroeconomics
Public
Course Description: 
Course Description
Prerequisite List: 
Only intro micro as prerequisite