Burden of Diseases (BOD) Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA): Methods and Applications
This course provides an overview of quantitative methods and their applications for studying the burden of diseases (BOD) and conducting cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA). The course emphasizes causes, consequences of mortality, morbidity, and disability, and risk assessments. Students will learn basic methods used for comparative analysis of health impacts associated with diseases, injuries, and risky behaviors, and will be able to apply the knowledge of BOD measurements to assess effectiveness of treatments and interventions of specific diseases, develop needed policy recommendations, and address prevention and intervention strategies targeted to specific population or region.
Students will also learn sociocultural, economic and environmental factors that affect health outcomes and how disease burdens are linked to economy, policy and environment. The transdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on skills learned from this course will enable students to pursue interest in health care research and practice.