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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthHealth Policy & ManagementAnkur Pandya
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2 2017  (show academic calendar)TuTh   2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Kresge G1 (HSPH)
2.5  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

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: BST201 or BST202&203 or BST206&207 or BST206&208 (all courses may be taken concurrently)


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