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312.607.93 Quantitative Tools for Managers in Asia

Health Policy and Management
Summer term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Beijing, China
Wed 07/10/2019 - Fri 07/12/2019
Class Times:
  • W Th F,  8:30am - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judith Holzer

This course builds a foundation for Tsinghua DrPH students to apply quantitative methods in their work organizations and achieve decision making in a scientific manner.

Designed to provide concept and real-world application of quantitative tools (methods) commonly applied in the healthcare industry in Asia. Topics to be addressed include: facility location/payout, forecasting and financial analysis, re-engineering and utilization (productivity) management and quality matrix and improvement tools. Applications and case studies will focus specifically on the Asia-Pacific rim.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Recognize and interpret the concept/techniques of quantitative tools (methods) that are commonly used in the healthcare industry and their application to the Asia-Pacific rim area.
  2. Assess selected quantitative techniques presented in case studies
  3. Appraise methods used in current work environment and critique the appropriateness of the method or recommend new methods to achieve organizational success.
Methods of Assessment:

Group project (36%); Individual group paper (15%); final paper (35%); class participation (14%)

Enrollment Restriction:

restricted to Tsinghua DrPH cohort students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Restricted to students in the Tsinghua DrPH cohort.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Students complete readings and initial assignment prior to the first class session. Course assignments are due as follows: One-page term paper outline due July 16, 2019; Term paper due August 13, 2019