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313.792.81 Cost-Effectiveness Methodological Exercises

Health Policy and Management
4th term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Kevin Frick
Course Instructor:

Introduction to Online Learning and 313.790 Understanding Cost-Effectiveness


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 Objectives:

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

  1. setup each step in a cost-effectiveness analysis
  2. perform all steps of a cost-effectiveness analysis using a spreadsheet
  3. 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).

Instructor Consent:

No consent required