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Term: Summer term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Enables students to understand and apply current methods in the economic evaluation of health interventions. Students design and carry out an economic evaluation. Analytic topics covered include the role of decision analysis in economic evaluation - students are introduced to, and extensively use, the TreeAge software; the principles and practices of measuring and analyzing costs; and estimating QALYs and DALYs. Also introduces students to a range of techniques for presenting data on costs and effects together such as sensitivity analysis and league tables. Finally, introduces students to a critique of the value of economic evaluation in health care decision-making.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify the key features of different types of economic evaluation and explain when each type of evaluation is most appropriately used
assess the relevance and value of economic evaluation for health policy and planning
carry out an illustrative economic evaluation designed to guide the investment decisions of planners in developing health policy

Methods of Assessment: Class participation and final project
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: Pacific Rim DrPH cohort students only
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

All students must obtain consent from Judy Holzer to register for this section

For consent, contact:

313.630 or 313.790.81 are strongly recommended

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016