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Introduction to Economic Evaluation

Beijing, China
Summer Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Sat 06/12/2021 - Mon 06/14/2021
Class Times:
  • M Sa Su,  8:30am - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judith Holzer

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Assignments
  • 50% Quizzes

Enrollment Restriction:

restricted to those in the Tsinghua cohort(s) only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

this section restricted to students in the JHU-Tsinghua DrPH cohort only.

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Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 3-day period in Beijing China. Students complete readings prior to the first class session