ECONOMIC EVALUATION II Syllabus

313.631.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 3rd Term | 4 Credit(s)
WF 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Dagna Constenla
    Kevin Frick
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • identify the key features of different types of economic evaluation and explain when each type of evaluation is most appropriately used
    • assess the relevance and value of economic evaluation for health policy and planning
    • carry out an illustrative economic evaluation designed to guide the investment decisions of planners in developing health policy
  • Course Description
    Enables students to understand and apply current methods in the economic evaluation of health interventions. Students design and carry out an economic evaluation. Analytic topics covered include the role of decision analysis in economic evaluation - students are introduced to, and extensively use, the TreeAge software; the principles and practices of measuring and analyzing costs; and estimating QALYs and DALYs. Also introduces students to a range of techniques for presenting data on costs and effects together such as sensitivity analysis and league tables. Finally, introduces students to a critique of the value of economic evaluation in health care decision-making.
  • Intended Audience
    students interested in the concepts of economic evaluation
  • Methods of Assessment
    Class participation and final project

    Additional Faculty Notes:

     

    A final grade will be given at the end of the term. The grade will be made up of the following:

    • Assignment #1 – 15%
    • Assignment #2 – 15%
    • Assignment #3 – 15%
    • Final paper – 40%
    • Student participation – 15%
  • Prerequisites
    313.630 or 313.790.81 are strongly recommended
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

     

    Recommended course text

    Drummond MF, Sculpher MJ, Torrance GW, O’Brien BJ, Stoddart GL (2005) Methods for Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford University Press, Oxford.  (Excellent guide to practical aspects of health economic evaluations).

     

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Christine Buttorff
    Email: cbuttorf@jhsph.edu
    Office: HH 305, Office Hour: W 12-1p

    Eric Roberts
    Email: etrobert@jhsph.edu
    Office: HH 306, Office Hour: F 9-10:15am

  • Course Objectives(from old syllabus)

    This course is the second part of the three-part economic evaluation series. It focuses on teaching students the theoretical foundations and methods of conducting an economic evaluation (EE), using cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) as an example. The course begins with a discussion of the various forms of economic evaluations, providing examples of its applications to decision making processes. It moves onto a step-by-step discussion on how to develop a basic decision model to estimate the cost-effectiveness (CE) of an intervention. Analytic topics covered include the role of decision analysis in economic evaluations; the principles and practices of measuring and analyzing costs; and estimating QALYs and DALYs. The course also introduces students to a range of techniques for presenting data on costs and effects together such as sensitivity analysis and league tables. Finally, the course introduces students to a critique of the value of economic evaluation in health care decision-making. Prior coursework in EE would be an asset but is not a requirement.

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