Successful class interaction depends on all students being familiar with the assigned reading. Students who come to class unprepared to discuss the assigned materials not only diminish their own involvement with course but unfairly „free-ride” on the preparations of others. Attendance lists will be prepared on a regular basis.
All required readings will be provided in the Course Reader. Additional recommended materials will be provided by the instructor. A copy of the Reader will also be available in the CEU Library. All documents will be made available on the CEU’s E-learning website: http://ceulearning.ceu.edu/
Depending on actual course size, participants will have the possibility to prepare 15-20 minute life presentations (with slides and distributed handouts) on a pre-agreed topic. One week before the course ends, the participants are required to hand in an 8-10 page long essay on a pre-agreed topic. This essay should be of quantitative nature (but not necessarily econometric) analyzing the health status of the population in one country or a health relevant problem, such as smoking, obesity, etc. The timely delivery of the paper is a pre-condition to the written examination.
In early March, the course will end with a written examination based on 10-15 questions of different levels of complexity. The maximum number of points is equal to 100. This is a closed book exam. Coming to class is mandatory.
The assessment will take place according to the following proportions:
(1) Regular presence at the classes (mandatory, except for medical or other justifiable reasons): 0%
(2) Term paper (mandatory): 25%
(3) PowerPoint presentation (optional or mandatory depending on course’s size) 15%
(4) Written, closed book exam 60%