313.632.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
WF 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Louis Niessen
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • evaluate and participate in the conduct of economic evaluations using advanced modeling techniques
    • describe advanced methods of placing a value on outcomes in an economic evaluation
  • Course Description
    Provides provide students with a strong grounding in the several advanced concepts in economic evaluation. It is structured for students to develop a detailed example of an economic evaluation that could be published. The course will cover alternatives to traditional QALY estimation, stated preference estimation (including conjoint analysis), hypothesis testing, stochastic cost-effectiveness analysis, and advanced probabilistic modeling building. Problems associated with the interpretation of cost-effectiveness ratios will be discussed, as will possible solutions such as multiple technology assessment, variable cost-effectiveness thresholds, adjustments for compliance and equity weighting.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    The set-up of the upcoming course is slightly different with more time to spend on probabilistic disease modeling and practical exercises.   The adapted course manual will be available soon.

  • Intended Audience
    MHS and PhD students along with MPH interested in this topic area
  • Methods of Assessment
    Students are evaluated based on the quality of a paper that they submit; the quality of a critique they perform on another student’s paper; and the quality of a PowerPoint deck they create to describe a recent methodological advance in economic evaluation
  • Prerequisites
    313.631, Economic Evaluation II
  • Course Schedule

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

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