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.Lectures are accompanied by practical exercises and readings. Students gain practical skills using decision analysis software (TreeAge) via computer practicals. Lectures and practicals may be completed online (however on-line students must purchase their own TreeAge software student licence).
Six 2-hour sessions (inclusive of computer practicals) or online
5 x practicals/exercises (10%), 1 X exam (30%), and 1 X assignment (60%)
PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation
PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)