HEVAL5130 – Modeling in economic evaluation II

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Course content

The course aims to give a thorough introduction to advanced topics and critical thinking in modelling in economic evaluation.

Learning outcome


You will gain knowledge of:

  • Value of information analysis
  • Heterogeneity in modeling
  • Survival analysis
  • Validation of models
  • Calibration
  • Modeling of infectious disease
  • Meta-analysis



You will learn to:

  • Include and analyze value of information analysis
  • Estimate and apply transition probabilities by means of parametric survival analysis
  • Apply heterogeneity in modelling
  • Validate models according to recommended guidelines
  • Build simple infectious diseases models

General competence

You will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a value of information analyses
  • Evaluate the properties and quality of a model
  • Evaluate the quality of the parameters applied in the models


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

EU-HEM students on the Economic Evaluation track are qualified


Lectures, seminars, presentation of papers and discussion.

Mandatory assignment:

You must present a paper in class and take part in discussion of papers presented by other students in order to take the home examination.


Home examination


The Board at the University of Oslo has decided to introduce detailed guidelines for all examinations, which take place at the University. The description of the grading should be clear and transparent. This is done to ensure alignment between learning outcomes, assignments, and grading. The Faculty of Medicine has developed a web page with information regarding exams and the grading procedures (norwegian version).

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

For students at Eu-HEM: English

For students at HEPAM: The examination set will be given in English. Answers can be given in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

For HEPMA students:

For Eu-HEM students:

An EU-hem student cannot present her or himself for the examination in a course more than two times. There will be held re-sits for EU-hem students who have failed an exam or who have legitimate absence (usually illness) in January and August. If you are entitled to a re-sit you must contact the student advisor via email no longer than one week after the result of the exam has been published.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






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Every autumn

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