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Extended Exercises in Cost Effectiveness

Summer Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Wed 06/09/2021 - Wed 06/16/2021
Class Times:
This course will require students to listen to 4 hours of lecture in addition to 3 synchronous live Zoom sessions on June 9, 11, & 16, 2021 from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course.
  • W F,  9:00am - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Pamela Davis
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Participation
  • 60% Quizzes

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom. Students are required to listen to 4 hours of lectures and complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than August 6, 2021.