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313.631.01 Economic Evaluation II

Health Policy and Management
3rd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Dagna Constenla
Course Instructors:

313.630 or 313.790.81 are strongly recommended


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 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:

Class participation and final project

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

due to enrollment maximum, all students must obtain instructor consent to register.

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