Decision Analysis (PUBH5205)


This unit examines quantitative approaches to public health and clinical decision-making. Topics of study include: decision trees and health related utility assessment; incorporating diagnostic information in decision making; sensitivity and threshold analysis; and application of decision analysis to economic evaluation. Sessions 3-4 include a practical component using decision analysis software. Exercises are set at the end of most sessions and are reviewed at the start of the following session. Readings are also set after most sessions. Preparation time for each session is 1-2 hours. An assessment quiz is held during the fifth session followed by a computing practical.

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Six 2 hour sessions (comprising lectures and practical activities)


1 x quiz (20%) and 1 written assignment (80%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PUBH5018 and PUBH5010

Assumed knowledge: PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation

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