Introduction to Health Policy Modeling

Course Description

The application of mathematical models to problems in health policy. Estimating the benefits, harms, costs, and uncertainties of a health policy or intervention. Understanding concepts of cost-effectiveness analysis. Developing decision models that capture the tradeoffs between policy alternatives. Examples include disease screening, prevention, and treatment, combating the opioid epidemic, and protecting the blood supply. As a course project, students will develop a simple decision model to evaluate a current health policy problem.

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