Decision Analysis (PUBH5205)
UNIT OF STUDY
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. Students gain practical skills using decision analysis software via computer practicals undertaken within Sessions 4 and 5. The assessment quiz (20%) is conducted in the first part of Session 5. 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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Master of Health Communication
- Master of International Public Health
- Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
Further unit of study information
Six 2 hour sessions (comprising lectures and computer practicals)
1 x quiz (20%) and 1 written assignment (80%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.