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313.790.81 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC EVALUATION

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
4th term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Chuck Shih
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning.

Description:

In light of the increasing constraints on health care resources, students learn to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies, since economic analysis of medical treatments and public health interventions is becoming an increasingly common tool in health policy decision making. Introduces students to basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, such as the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. Students then review recommendations, particularly as they apply to what students should expect to read in cost-effectiveness research reports. Finally, students discuss the relationship between cost-effectiveness results and other elements of the health care policy decision making process.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies
Methods of Assessment:

Method of student evaluation based on practical exercises, class participation, and final paper.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required