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313.793.93 Extended Exercises in Cost Effectiveness

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Beijing, China
Dates:
Fri 11/15/2019 - Sat 11/16/2019
Class Times:
  • F Sa,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Judith Holzer
Resources:
Description:

Provides students with experience in seven short exercises that explore a variety of aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis. Students learn how to link all the steps together to complete a full cost-effectiveness analysis from start to finish. During the two day course, students work in Microsoft Excel to setup a workbook that will allow them to complete a cost-effectiveness analysis, manipulate the results to explore multiple possible assumptions, and have the opportunity to share their work in a format that is easily accessible.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Perform the technical steps necessary to produce a cost-effectiveness analysis using Microsoft Excel that includes a base-case analysis and univariate sensitivity analysis and that can be shared with other users of Microsoft Excel
  2. Interpret the results
  3. Write up the results in a format that is useful for decision makers, noting the perspective, the assumptions, the results, and the policy implications
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (15%); group project and presentation (30%); team member evaluation (15%); individual cost-effectiveness analysis (40%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Part-time DrPH students in the Tsinghua cohort only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for all students.

For consent, contact:

judith.holzer@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 2-day period in Beijing China. Students may be required to complete an assignment prior to the first session.