At the University of Ottawa, I co-teach a series on Health Economic Evaluations. The series consist of two courses offered in the fall and winter semesters, respectively:

  1. EPI 5189 Health Economic Evaluation (3 units): Brief overview of economics and health economics; examination of analyses used in epidemiologic and clinical research: cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-minimization analysis, cost-utility analysis (including determination of utilities), cost-benefit analysis, cost of illness studies and use of economic methods in priority-setting. Lectures and seminars. Written report required, presenting an economic evaluation or a detailed review of the economic literature in a particular area.

  2. EPI 7189 Advanced Health Economic Evaluation (3 units): Advanced methods in health economic evaluation. Topics include, handling correlation, analyzing cost data, analyzing survival data, incorporating covariates and the need to calibrate, incorporating time dependent parameters, value of information analysis, deriving individual patient survival data from graphs and methods for individual patient simulation. Prerequisite: EPI 5189.

As part of the DARTH working group, I also co-teach multiple hands on workshops and short courses throghout the year on the use of R building health economic evaluations. Please check the DARTH website for information on how to participate in the upcoming workshops.