This two-day short course is designed for policy makers and researchers seeking a better understanding of how one can quantify impacts of public health interventions. Led by Professor Tony Blakely (Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and Senior Research Fellow Natalie Carvalho (Centre for Health Policy and Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Group), this course provides an overview of how data can be structured and analysed to evaluate health sector inventions using methods from epidemiology and economics. Outputs of such modelling include the quality adjusted life years (QALYs) gained or disability adjusted life years (DALYs) averted, and net health expenditure, for actual interventions; by contrast, burden of disease studies tell us what DALYs could be averted for hypothetical shifts of risk factor distributions to the ideal.
Attendees will gain an overview of how epidemiological and economic tools can be used to inform policy-making from a national and global perspective, how to rank interventions by health gain and/or costs, and gain an understanding of key methodological and policy considerations. You should have an introductory-level knowledge of health economics and/or epidemiology. The course will consist of lectures, case studies, and class exercises.
Key Dates: 2023 course dates will be listed here once available or please contact us and we will advise once this information is available at email@example.com
Registration is at 8:45am for a 9:00am start with the formal program finishing around 2pm each day
IMPORTANT: This course will run via Zoom.
This course can be cancelled if 2 weeks prior to the course date it does not reach the minimum number of participants required. Registration fees will be reimbursed in full. Cancellation Policy: An 80% refund is available if notification is made in writing two weeks before the course date and no refund will be available after this. Substitutions are permitted with prior notice.