221.659.11 Introduction to Health Systems Modeling
- International Health
- Summer Inst. term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
Basic statistics, basic knowledge of Excel
Mathematical and computational modeling and simulation methods have helped transform many industries and fields such as manufacturing, transportation, communications, and finance and are increasingly being used for health systems. As the use of such methods continues to grow, regardless of one’s eventual role in health systems, familiarity with such approaches and methods will likely become more and more important in the future.
Introduces students to mathematical and computational modeling and simulation methods to better understand, evaluate, and improve health systems. Addresses the basic concepts of mathematical and computational modeling and simulation and how they may apply to health systems. Covers the basics of economic and operational modeling and simulation, and introduces advanced Microsoft Excel features and the VenSim software.
- Learning Objectives:
- Evaluate and critique a health system model
- Develop a basic mathematical/computational model of a health system
- Utilize a model to address a health system decision
- Methods of Assessment:
Interim Project Presentation: 30%
Final Project Report: 50%
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Students are required to complete readings and a write-up/outline of their final project report prior to class. A final project report will be due on 6/24.