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313.790.81 Introduction to Economic Evaluation

Health Policy and Management
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Dagna Constenla
Course Instructor :

Introduction to Online Learning.


Prepares students to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies. Introduces the basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, such as the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. Considers review recommendations, particularly as they apply to cost-effectiveness research reports. Discusses the relationship between cost-effectiveness results and other elements of the health care policy decision-making process.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies
  2. Describe the methods for conducting scientifically-rigorous cost-effectiveness analyses
Methods of Assessment:

Three written assignments 50%; 3 quizzes 50%.

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course is targeted towards students who are interested in an introductory survey course and have no background in microeconomics. Students with a background in microeconomics and an interest in taking a rigorous course sequence should consider the three-course sequence Economic Evaluation I-III (313.630, 313.631, 313.632).