New short course: Evaluating Public Health Interventions using Economic and Epidemiologic Methods
Health Economics Unit is in collaboration with Prof Tony Blakely to offer a new short course Evaluating Public Health Interventions using Economic and Epidemiologic Methods.
This one-day short course provides an overview of how cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses can be used to evaluate public sector inventions, including screening and prevention programs, and ways to improve access to health care. The course consists of a combination of short lectures and case studies and is designed for policy makers and researchers with a focus on public sector health interventions.
Specifically, we use epidemiological and economic methods to demonstrate how benefits and costs can be quantified. Key concepts covered include:
- Valuing outcomes using disability and quality adjusted life years (DALYs and QALYs) and willingness to pay (WTP)
- How time preference can impact on an evaluation
- Quantify outcomes using Markov models, life tables and simulation models
The next course is coming soon. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an update.