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HØKON4307 – Topics in Economic Evaluation

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Course content

This course will include following topics:

  • Using quality adjusted life years (QALY) in health economic evaluation.
    1. Using QALYs in economic evaluation
    2. Purpose, theory, assumptions and limitations
  • Measuring QALYs
    1. SF-36
    2. EQ-5D
    3. 15D
    4. Time-trade off
    5. Standard gamble
    6. VAS
  • Lab training
    1. Learn to estimate QALYs
    2. Simple presentations of QALYs

Learning outcome

The two main purposes of this course are to teach the students different measures of estimating quality adjusted life years and to train the students to estimate QALYs by using different statistical methods.


Students who are admitted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for by registering a study plan in StudentWeb


Recommended previous knowledge

Some basic knowledge about health economic evaluation is preferable, but not necessary. Basic knowledge in using SPSS.


Language of tuition: English


Home exam. After two days with lecturing and lab, there will be given an exam to be written at home and presented in June.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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.


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

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