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Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Kevin Frick
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Familiarizes students with the process of setting up all steps of a cost-effectiveness analysis using spreadsheet software; calculating of incremental cost-effectiveness ratios and the use of graphs to assist in the interpretation of cost-effectiveness results; adjusting for cost data collected over time and discounting costs and outcomes; modeling; measuring health utility; calculating quality adjusted life year and disability adjusted life year; performing non-probabilistic sensitivity analysis; and performing probabilistic sensitivity analyses. This set of techniques is fundamental to the conduct of a cost-effectiveness analysis in any setting.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
setup each step in a cost-effectiveness analysis
perform all steps of a cost-effectiveness analysis using a spreadsheet
describe the steps of a cost-effectiveness analysis and interpret the results of the cost-effectiveness analysis

Methods of Assessment: seven short assignments participation (listening to lectures, listening to Live Talks—either live or archived, participation in the bulletin board, and group participation).
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. and 313.790 Understanding Cost-Effectiveness

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail