Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine Certificate will provide students with an introduction to several methods for conducting economic evaluation of public health programs: programmatic cost analysis, cost of illness analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-utility analysis. Each method is discussed in turn, with a special emphasis on how outcomes are defined, practical application of the methods, policy implications, and the uses and misuses of the methods in the public health arena.
No class March 15, 2013
Textbook additional fee
Public Health Practitioners
Certificate of Program Completion
15 weeks/ 45 hours/ 4.5 CEUs awarded
CEUs cannot be converted to academic credit
Phaedra Corso, completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University in Health Policy and currently is a tenured professor in the University of Georgia's department of health policy and management in the College of Public Health. She joined the UGA faculty in 2006 to oversee the development of the College of Public Health. Before that, she worked at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta for fifteen years.
Dr. Corso's research focuses on the economic evaluation of public health interventions and quality of life assessment for vulnerable populations. She recently received a college award for excellence in teaching and a grant from the National Institute of Health to conduct an economic evaluation of a substance abuse program in Georgia. She is also the co-host of a WUGA television show called Public Health Impact.
Some of Dr. Corso's teaching experiences include:
HPAM 7600: Intro to Health Policy & Management
HPAM 8400: Advanced Topics in Health Policy
HPAM 8850: Economic Evaluation in Public Health
The following book is required for the classes and can be purchased from Amazon.com or other bookstore
Drummond ME, Sculpher MJ, Torrance GW, O’Brien BJ, Stoddart GL. Methods for the Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, third edition. Oxford: Oxford Medical Publications, 2005.
Recommended Texts (optional):
Haddix AC, Teutsch SM, Corso PS., eds. Prevention Effectiveness: An Introduction to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation, second edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Gold MR, Siegel JE, Russel LB, Weinstein MC, eds. Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996.