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HME4309 – Advanced course in economic evaluation of health care

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

• The theoretical basis for economic evaluation
• Quantification of benefits
• Monetary valuation of health benefits
• Quality of life
• Discrete choice experiments
• Survival analysis
• Cost analysis
• Modeling in Treeage™
• Uncertainty and option theory

Learning outcome

Learning goal: To make participants able to perform simpler types of economic evaluation.

Admission

Target group/participants: Students in the International master programme: Health Economics, Policy and Management, master students in pharmacy or other relevant topics, employees in government agencies or pharmaceutical industry, others with an interest in economic evaluation.

Admission requirements:
Knowledge of cost-effectiveness of health care interventions (HMM4301 or equivalent). Basic skills in using the computer programme Treeage®. Each participant must have a laptop computer and preinstalled Excel and Treeage®.

External applicants- how to apply:
Applicants who are not students at a UiO master programme must send an application. The application must include certified documents of relevant education/work experience.

Deadline for applying: June 1
The application must be marked “Application for HME4309”, and be sent to:

Department of Health Management and Health Economics
1089 Blindern
0317 Oslo

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Knowledge of cost-effectiveness of health care interventions (HMM4301 or equivalent). Basic skills in using the computer programme Treeage®. Each participant must have a laptop computer and preinstalled Excel and Treeage®.

Teaching

Preliminary: Thursdays 12:15-15:00

Combination of lectures, computer exercises, case work and student presentation.

Syllabus autumn 2012:

  • Mike Drummond et al: Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford Medical Press. ISBN 978-019-852945-3 (paperback)
  • Hunink, Glasziou, Siegel, Weeks, Pliskin, Elstein, Weinstein: Decision Making in health and medicine – Integrating evidence and values, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN 0 521 77029 7.
  • Briggs, Sculpher, Claxton: Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation, Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-852662-9 (paperback)
  • Various research papers (PDF-files) will be distributed during the course
  • Treeage modeling software (costs approx $150).

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.

Examination

• Presentation in class: The presentation in class must be passed in order to sit for the written exam.

• Final written exam

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

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

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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.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Autumn 2012

Examination

Autumn 2012

Teaching language

English