Virtual Course: Applied Health Economics

This is will be an introductory course that examines the application of economic principles to policy-relevant questions in the arena of health care.

Virtual Course: Applied Health Economics
August 10, 2023 | 12pm – 2:30pm EST

This is will be an introductory course that examines the application of economic principles to policy-relevant questions in the arena of health care. The course format will be a combination of lecture and discussion revolving around topical policy issues or other questions. The instructor will teach basic elements of economic evaluations and an initial understanding of economic evaluations, introducing the logic of health care programme evaluation in general, and the specific goals of economic evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

1 To identify different types of economic evaluations and when to employ particular types of economic evaluation;

2.To critically appraise economic evaluations (the goal is to start understanding the elements involved in assessing economic evaluations);

3.To propose steps necessary to conduct an economic evaluation and conduct budget impact analysis; and

4.To understand important criteria used in policy decision-making

Speaker:
Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate training in economics from Nottingham University in England, and her Master's in Economics from the University of Houston. She completed a PhD in Health Economics/Health Services Research from the University of Texas Health Science Centre, School of Public Health, in Houston. Subsequently she worked as Assistant Professor at the Centre for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She then went to McMaster University, where she obtained a CIHR Career Award. Dr. Johnson went to Queen's University as Canada Research Chair in Health Policy. She is the former site Director of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences(ICES) Queen's Health Services Research Facility, and is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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