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Fall 2013
Aug 21, 2017
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RDS 280 - Decision Analysis for Health and Medical Practices
This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods and growing range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health technology assessment, medical and public health decision making, and health resource allocation. The objectives of the course are: (1) to provide a basic technical understanding of the methods used, (2) to give the student an appreciation of the practical problems in applying these methods to the evaluation of clinical interventions and public health policies, and (3) to give the student an appreciation of the uses and limitations of these methods in decision making at the individual, organizational, and policy level both in developed and developing countries.

Course Note: Introductory economics is recommended but not required.

Course Prerequisites: ID538 or BIO200 or BIO201 or BIO202&203 or BIO206&207 or BIO206&208 or BIO206&209 (all courses may be taken concurrently)

2.500 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate - Non-Degree, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Policy & Management Department

Course Attributes:
Biostatistics, Health Policy & Management, Risk & Decision Sciences

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