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Introduction to Economic Evaluation

4th Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

Introduction to Online Learning.

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:
  • 75% Quizzes
  • 25% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
undergraduates are not permitted in this course
Special Comments

This course is targeted towards students who are interested in an introductory survey course and have no background in microeconomics. Students with a background in microeconomics and an interest in taking a rigorous course sequence should consider the three-course sequence Economic Evaluation I-III (313.630, 313.631, 313.632).