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312.693.98 INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces students to the motivation and methods of comparative effectiveness research. Reviews the problems faced by decision makers across the US health care system, and the priority topics for investigation. Explains the role of stakeholders, including payors, manufacturers, health care organizations, professional groups, providers and patients. Explains study designs and methods used in effectiveness research, focusing in particular on observational studies. Also describes the policy implications of this research.

Learning Objective(s):

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: describe the role of comparative effectiveness research and outcomes research in improving health, which includes the place of comparative effectiveness research in the U.S. research portfolio, the identity and agendas of stakeholders, and the policy implications of this research; illustrate the difference between efficacy and effectiveness research; develop study designs and methodologies unique to effectiveness research; choose appropriate outcomes and match outcomes to design options to address priority topics.


Methods of Assessment: Class participation (20%) and a final paper on how to design an approach to a problem in comparative effectiveness research. (80%)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Thu 11/20/2014 - Sat 11/22/2014
  • Thursday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Friday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Saturday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduates and interdivisional registrants are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time degree candidates must obtain permission from Judy Holzer or Pam Davis in HPM in order to register for this course.

For consent, contact: pdavis@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: CER is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor a clinical condition, or to improve the delivery of care. The purpose of CER is to assist consumers, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers to make informed decisions that will improve health care at both the individual and population levels
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015