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Advanced topics in health economic evaluation methods

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  • 2. Course registration

    The course starts off with registration and introduction. You need to be registered on the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to follow the course and to get your results registered during the course. If you are unable to attend during the registration and introduction, you need to contact the study administrator Angelica Johansson in advance, or else you risk losing your place (seat) at the course/programme.

    It’s not possible to self-register online for this course.
    In order to get registered you need to attend the mandatory roll call at 13:00 pm December 1. In lecture room Alicante.

  • 3. Course start

About the course

  • Course structure

    The course will start on Friday the 1st of December. The morning session of this day is devoted to an overview of the course Health Economic Evaluation Methods (part of our Master’s programme). The overview is targeting those of you who have not taken the Master’s programme course or a similar course, but you are all recommended to come!

    The registration for the course will be on Friday the 1st of December at 13:00. You must inform in advance if you are absent on this occasion, else you risk losing your place in the course. After the registration, the lectures of the course will start.

    There will be two full weeks of teaching before New Year and two days for presentation of a home assignment after New Year. The full schedule of the course is attached to the welcome letter. The teaching in the course will be held in the Social Science building (Samhällsvetarhuset), except for the first day that will be held in Lecture room Alicante, Building 5B, Målpunkt PA / target point PA, University Hospital
    Floor 3, room number 5005 https://link.mazemap.com/IkmPIeHK

    The examination consists of two parts, an individual home assignment and a written exam. Both examinations must be graded as at least Pass to Pass the course. The grade Pass with distinction is determined by the written exam (this grade is required for it). During the end of the course the home assignment is presented at a seminar, where a model for calculating incremental cost-effectiveness ratios is needed.

    The compulsory course literature is:
    Briggs A, Claxton K & Sculpher M. Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation. Oxford: Oxford university press, latest edition.

    You are allowed to bring the book with you and use during the written exam. However, it will not be provided in the exam hall to a student who does not have a book of his or hers own.

    Additional material, in form of e.g. articles, will be provided by the department throughout the course.

    Reference literature:
    Drummond MF & McGuire A (eds.). Economic Evaluation in Health Care. Merging theory with practice. Oxford: Oxford university press, latest edition.


  • Learning platform

    In this course, we use the learning platform Canvas. There you will find for example course schedule, instructions for exercises during the course and messages from the teachers. In order to get access to the learning platform, you sign in using your Umu-id. You will get access to the Canvas site (Advanced Topics in Health Economic Evaluation Methods) after the first day of the course. If you are not able to attend on the first day it's important that you let us know.

  • Registration and Umu-id

    It’s not possible to self-register online for this course.
    In order to get registered you need to attend the mandatory roll call at 13:00 pm December 1.

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