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313.630.01 ECONOMIC EVALUATION I

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Krishna Rao
Course Instructor:

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Description:

The first in a three course sequence, students secure a solid foundation in economic evaluation and specifically cost-effectiveness analysis. Students construct a basic decision tree, perform a one-way (univariate) sensitivity analysis, and present the results in a tornado diagram

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the key features of different types of economic evaluation and explain when each type of evaluation is most appropriately used
  2. Assess the relevance and value of economic evaluation for health policy and planning
  3. Carry out an illustrative economic evaluation designed to guide the investment decisions of planners in developing health policy
Methods of Assessment:

4 homework assignments (60%), 4 problem sets (20%) and final comprehensive in-class exam (20%)

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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