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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC7437

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-07-20
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; reviewed 6/6/11; pending revisions to objectives. Emailed 6/29/11; corrected 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. SCNS apprd. Eff 8/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2331 2010-04-09
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Health Policy and Management PH 640400 10000 PUB001
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Stephanie Gaskins for Dr. Etienne Pracht 45131 sgaskins@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 7437 Applications in Health Economics

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Applications in Hlth Econ
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    PHC 6430

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    1. in depth, economic evaluation techniques, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility analysis.

    2. critical review of selected peer reviewed empirical studies.

    3.students use a large dataset and estimate an effect size


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    High. Required for all PhD students in Health Policy and Management

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 1 time

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in Health Policy and Management or Economics


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate economic and/or empirical evaluations

    2. Perform or evaluate cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness/cost-utility analyses.

    3. Evaluate health care regulation (from an economic perspective).

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate economic and/or empirical evaluations

    2. Perform or evaluate cost-benefit/cost-effectiveness/cost-utility analyses.

    3. Evaluate health care regulation (from an economic perspective).

    C. Major Topics

    1.Economic Evaluation Methods

    a.cost benefit analysis principles

    b.health care and medical care costs

    c.cost effectiveness analysis

    d.cost utility analysis

    e.the principles of CBA: Willingness to pay

    f.the principles of CBA: Discounting

    g.Case Study: neonatal intensive care

    2. Research and an administrative dataset

    a. ten articles to review

    3. Research paper development

    a. specific literature review and identification of additional required data

    b.specific patient profile (descriptive statistics)

    c.inferential statistical methods

    d. presentation of paper

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Articles in online packet

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Tests and grading:

    1. Grades will be based on participation and the production of a research paper.

    • The research paper topic will be selected by each individual student with approval from the instructor.

    • The research paper must be empirical and must produce new knowledge, using either secondary or primary data.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1.Economic Evaluation Methods

    a.cost benefit analysis principles

    b.health care and medical care costs

    c.cost effectiveness analysis

    d.cost utility analysis

    e.the principles of CBA: Willingness to pay

    f.the principles of CBA: Discounting

    g.Case Study: neonatal intensive care

    2. Research and an administrative dataset

    a. ten articles to review

    3. Research paper development

    a. specific literature review and identification of additional required data

    b.specific patient profile (descriptive statistics)

    c.inferential statistical methods

    d. presentation of paper

    Tests and grading:

    1. Grades will be based on participation and the production of a research paper.

    • The research paper topic will be selected by each individual student with approval from the instructor.

    • The research paper must be empirical and must produce new knowledge, using either secondary or primary data.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No individual extra credit work is possible.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    PhD in Health Policy and Management


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