ECONOMIC EVALUATION III Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe a variety of stated-preference method and how they might be used in economic evaluation to inform health policy, both in the US and internationally
- Appropriately use stated-preference methods to create policy-relevant metrics, including estimating healthy-years-equivalents (HYE), maximal-acceptable risk (MAR), and willingness-to-pay (WTP).
- Independently design, implement, analyze and report on an application of stated-preference methods to a policy-relevant topic in public health.
Provides students with an overview of the increasingly important role of stated-preference methods within economic evaluation. Specifically focuses on the measurement of the priorities and preferences of patients and other stakeholders in public health and demonstrates how results can be used to inform policy – both in the US and internationally. Introduces students to a range of stated-preference methods (including conjoint analysis, discrete-choice experiments, best-worst scaling and contingent valuation) and will explore modern approaches for developing policy-relevant metrics, including estimating healthy-years-equivalents (HYE), maximal-acceptable risk (MAR), and willingness-to-pay (WTP). Students develop a working knowledge of these methods through a diverse set of case studies, brief assignments and a group project.
MHS and PhD students along with MPH interested in this topic area
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Brief assignments and a written report/presentation of their group project that will see them design, implement, analyze and report on an application of a stated-preference method to a policy-relevant topic.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
313.631, Economic Evaluation II
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
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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